Sunday, November 19, 2017

Malaysia

Insurers in Malaysia target local capital

Insurers in Malaysia target local capital

Global insurers are aiming to comply with the June 2018 deadline to achieve a 30% local shareholding.

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Insurance, takaful remain unpopular in Malaysia

Insurance, takaful remain unpopular in Malaysia

The country’s central bank governor urged the industry to focus on the underserved segment of the market.

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Malaysia warns insurers against raising motor premiums

Malaysia warns insurers against raising motor premiums

Any increase above 10% after tariff liberalisation will require the approval of the Bank of Negara Malaysia.

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Takaful market continues to enjoy growth

Takaful market continues to enjoy growth

Data gathered by Kenanga Research show the family sector grew 5% in September, while the general sector grew 9%.

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Two Malaysian pension funds eye stakes in insurers

Two Malaysian pension funds eye stakes in insurers

The country’s two biggest pension funds are considering buying into one of the locally incorporated foreign-owned insurers.

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Etiqa completes acquisition of Indonesian insurer

Etiqa completes acquisition of Indonesian insurer

Maybank’s wholly-owned insurance arm has completed its acquisition of Asuransi Asoka Mas for US$15.35m.

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Foreign insurers rush to meet Malaysia ownership cap

Foreign insurers rush to meet Malaysia ownership cap

Bank Negara Malaysia wants foreign ownership in local insurance companies to be capped at 70% by June 2018.

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Malaysia’s central bank approves AXA Affin share sale

Malaysia’s central bank approves AXA Affin share sale

Affin Holdings has been given the green light to acquire a 7.07% equity interest in AXA Affin General Insurance.

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Higher profits for Malaysia’s insurance, takaful firms

Higher profits for Malaysia’s insurance, takaful firms

Traditional and Islamic insurers in the country are beginning to see a silver lining after a period of dreary results.

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Lazada, AIG forge online cover deal in Malaysia

Lazada, AIG forge online cover deal in Malaysia

South-East Asia’s biggest e-commerce platform has teamed up with AIG to sell insurance on its platform.

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Malaysia urged to regulate healthcare fees

Malaysia urged to regulate healthcare fees

Authorities have called on industry players to address the issue of escalating inflation of medical insurance.

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Bank Negara on captives

Bank Negara on captives

Governor Muhammad bin Ibrahim gave the keynote address at the Asian Captive Conference 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

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Foreign insurers in Malaysia pressured to trim shareholdings

Foreign insurers in Malaysia pressured to trim shareholdings

Four companies have until the end of this month to reduce their holdings and divest to local partners in line with new regulations.

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Harness captives responsibly, says Bank Negara governor

Harness captives responsibly, says Bank Negara governor

Muhammad Ibrahim said captives must be seen as supporting and contributing to broader economic transformation and growth.

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Bright future for Malaysia’s general takaful sector

Bright future for Malaysia’s general takaful sector

The industry is forecast to take up a 20% market share in the country’s insurance sector by 2020.

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AIA results boosted by HK and China

AIA results boosted by HK and China

The strong results are the first to be reported under new group CEO Ng Keng Hooi.

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Only 10% of Asian firms prepared for cyberattacks

Only 10% of Asian firms prepared for cyberattacks

Businesses in the region are ill-equipped against and not covered for cyber attacks, says QBE survey.

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Allianz eyes more partnerships in Malaysia

Allianz eyes more partnerships in Malaysia

The company is looking at partnering with up to 10 firms this year to diversify and extend its business in the region.

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