Thursday, February 22, 2018

Japan

Dai-ichi becomes Japan’s top life insurer

Dai-ichi becomes Japan’s top life insurer

The company has overtaken Nippon Life Insurance after a 56.8% rise in revenue in the second quarter.

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Anbang offers US$1bn for Japan’s Simplex

Anbang offers US$1bn for Japan’s Simplex

The acquisitive Chinese insurer is seeking to enter Japan’s real estate market through an auction.

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Yield-hungry Dai-ichi Life invests in Indonesian bonds

Yield-hungry Dai-ichi Life invests in Indonesian bonds

Dai-ichi Life has made its first investment into Japanese yen-denominated Indonesian sovereign bonds.

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Sumitomo in M&A talks with Symetra Financial

Sumitomo in M&A talks with Symetra Financial

Japan’s fourth-largest insurer is reportedly in talks with Symetra Financial as it seeks to expand overseas.

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AIG to focus on consolidating Japan business

AIG to focus on consolidating Japan business

Integration of Japan’s Fuji Fire & Marine still a work in progress, according to CEO Peter Hancock.

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Japan insurers seek 19% hike in earthquake premiums

Japan insurers seek 19% hike in earthquake premiums

The new increase could take effect by January 2017 but will be introduced in phases.

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Dai-ichi Life expands in Vietnam

Dai-ichi Life expands in Vietnam

A new general office in Ho Chi Minh City brings the Japanese insurer’s Vietnamese presence to 142 sales and general agency offices.

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Japan’s Meiji Yasuda acquires StanCorp for US$5bn

Japan’s Meiji Yasuda acquires StanCorp for US$5bn

Japanese insurer agrees to acquire all outstanding shares for US$115 per share in cash.

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Tokio Marine looks for China growth opportunities

Tokio Marine looks for China growth opportunities

Japan’s largest non-life insurer to use Citic’s expertise and connections to accelerate business development in China.

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Japanese insurers seek overseas growth

Japanese insurers seek overseas growth

With a shrinking population at home, Japanese insurers continue to pursue growth opportunities through overseas M&A.

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Japan curbs Venezuela trade insurance deals

Japan curbs Venezuela trade insurance deals

Depressed oil prices have led to fears that the South American producer may not meet its obligations.

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Japan raises quake insurance premiums

Japan raises quake insurance premiums

Commencing Jan 2017, premiums to be raised by an average of 19%.

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Changes sought for Japan Post Insurance Co, ahead of planned IPO

Changes sought for Japan Post Insurance Co, ahead of planned IPO

Lawmakers looking to raise the maximum amount of insurance coverage at JPI.

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Japan Post Insurance Co to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Japan Post Insurance Co to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Final IPO date and expected price to be announced by the Government.

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Japan’s Tokio Marine to acquire HCC Insurance for US$7.5bn

Japan’s Tokio Marine to acquire HCC Insurance for US$7.5bn

Overseas acquisition set to be biggest ever entered into by a Japanese nonlife insurance firm.

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Japan’s Tokio Marine seeks overseas bancassurance deals

Japan’s Tokio Marine seeks overseas bancassurance deals

Japanese insurance giant has spent over US$8bn on international deals since 2008.

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Japanese life insurers to continue raising foreign bond investments

Japanese life insurers to continue raising foreign bond investments

Increasing allocations to high-grade foreign bond investments set to continue.

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MSI permitted to operate in Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone

MSI permitted to operate in Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone

Obtains a provisional permit to underwrite general insurance from regulators.

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