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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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Taiwan to create long-term healthcare agency

Taiwan to create long-term healthcare agency

The Ministry of Health and Welfare is planning to push forward the government’s long-term care program.

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Taiwan premiums set to break record

Taiwan premiums set to break record

Total premium payments collected this during the first 10 months of this year is up by more than 6%.

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Taiwan life firms post decline in earnings

Taiwan life firms post decline in earnings

Aggregate earnings dropped by NT$46.2b (US$1.45b) to NT$95.9b during the first 10 months of the year.

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Cost of fraudulent NHI claims hits new record in Taiwan

Cost of fraudulent NHI claims hits new record in Taiwan

Among the 2,285 medical facilities the NHIA investigated in the past three years, 1,108 breached the regulations.

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Taiwan insurers urged to buy long-term debt

Taiwan insurers urged to buy long-term debt

The regulator’s call comes at a time when the government’s bond sales are struggling.

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HNA quits Taiwan venture to launch own unit

HNA quits Taiwan venture to launch own unit

The Chinese conglomerate is dropping its money-losing venture with Shin Kong Life.

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Taiwan’s healthcare system wins top marks

Taiwan’s healthcare system wins top marks

Public satisfaction with the National Health Insurance system is at 83.1%, according to poll.

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Chaoyang Life to be put up for tender

Chaoyang Life to be put up for tender

Six Taiwanese financial holdings and insurance entities are now reportedly interested in launching a takeover bid.

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Taiwan to protect insurers from callable bond risks

Taiwan to protect insurers from callable bond risks

The regulator is aiming to provide protection as bond issuers exercise options to pay off debt early.

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AIG completes sale of Taiwan insurance unit

AIG completes sale of Taiwan insurance unit

The deal involves the sale of AIG Taiwan’s consumer and SME business to Nan Shan Life Insurance.

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Taiwanese insurer ordered to pay premiums

Taiwanese insurer ordered to pay premiums

Taiwan’s Nan Shan Life risks paying penalties if it does not contribute to its agents’ health insurance coverage.

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Taiwan revision on equity charges hurts risk profiles

Taiwan revision on equity charges hurts risk profiles

The recent move to revise risk charges on local insurers’ equity positions is credit negative, says Moody’s.

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