Monday, January 22, 2018

Taiwan

Zurich officially pulls out of Taiwan

Zurich officially pulls out of Taiwan

The Switzerland-based insurer has dissolved its local life insurance business after selling to Hotai Motor Co in 2016.

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Taiwan insurers urged to invest more in infrastructure projects

Taiwan insurers urged to invest more in infrastructure projects

The message is part of efforts to increase private investment in government-led projects

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Taiwan Financial approved to inject new capital in insurance unit

Taiwan Financial approved to inject new capital in insurance unit

The Taiwanese financial group has proposed adding US$330m of capital into Bank Taiwan Life Insurance.

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Taiwan incentivises protection products

Taiwan incentivises protection products

Starting next year, insurers can take advantage of a government scheme to improve the product mix.

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CDFHC expects gains after Taiwan insurer acquisition

CDFHC expects gains after Taiwan insurer acquisition

Development Financial Holding Corp says it is expecting “synergistic gains” after gaining a foothold in the Taiwanese market.

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Moody’s keeps negative outlook on Taiwan market

Moody’s keeps negative outlook on Taiwan market

The industry has shown improvement with margins on savings products but still needs to make progress.

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Taiwanese insurers hurt by China losses

Taiwanese insurers hurt by China losses

Shin Kong Life, Cathay Life and Taiwan Life are facing loss-to-investment ratios of 100%, 48% and 59%.

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Allianz to sell part of life insurance business in Taiwan

Allianz to sell part of life insurance business in Taiwan

The German insurance group has agreed to sell a portfolio of 78,000 policies to China Life.

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Aviva exits Taiwan

Aviva exits Taiwan

The British-headquartered insurer has decided to sell its stake in a local joint venture with First Financial.

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Taiwan insurers advised to hedge forex risk

Taiwan insurers advised to hedge forex risk

The Taiwan Futures Exchange has urged insurers to minimise the effects of a drop in the US dollar’s value.

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DBS and Chubb ink 15-year regional distribution deal

DBS and Chubb ink 15-year regional distribution deal

The bancassurance agreement covers five markets: Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia and China.

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Willis appoints insurance consulting head for HK, Taiwan

Willis appoints insurance consulting head for HK, Taiwan

Albert Li has been named as head of the insurance consulting and technology business.

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Strong currency puts pressure on Taiwan life insurers

Strong currency puts pressure on Taiwan life insurers

The venture offshore in search for higher yields is creating exposure to unfavourable capital and currency fluctuations.

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Stronger currency hurting Taiwan insurers

Stronger currency hurting Taiwan insurers

The continued strength caused NT$65.8 billion (US$2.18bn) in foreign-exchange related losses in the first quarter.

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Taiwan insurers urged to strengthen hedging measures

Taiwan insurers urged to strengthen hedging measures

The Financial Supervisory Commission has encouraged life insurers to manage their currency exposures.

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Taiwan market set to lose up to US$4.9bn

Taiwan market set to lose up to US$4.9bn

The Taiwanese dollar’s appreciation and insurers’ foreign investment exposure could take a toll on the industry.

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Taiwan gears up for third-generation health scheme

Taiwan gears up for third-generation health scheme

Initiation of the third-generation national health insurance plan started last month said the health minister.

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Nan Shan Life takes over Chaoyang Life in Taiwan

Nan Shan Life takes over Chaoyang Life in Taiwan

The Taiwanese government is paying NT$200m to take over loss-making insurer before May this year.

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