Friday, April 27, 2018

Taiwan

Cathay Life’s move on Bank of Nova Scotia’s Malaysian unit fails

Cathay Life’s move on Bank of Nova Scotia’s Malaysian unit fails

The Taiwanese financial group did not give details on why the deal fell through, but said it wasn’t about price.

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Farglory Life fined over corporate governance breach

Farglory Life fined over corporate governance breach

Taiwan’s regulator has imposed the penalty for corporate governance breaches on a series of real estate projects.

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US broker Alliant targets Asia expansion

US broker Alliant targets Asia expansion

The move is a consequence of its acquisition of Dumortier Risk Management, which has ties to Taiwan and China.

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Fubon Life to become Hyundai Life’s largest shareholder

Fubon Life to become Hyundai Life’s largest shareholder

The Taiwanese life insurance company is set to take up the forfeited options of Hyundai Mobis.

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Taiwanese life insurers warned against investment practices

Taiwanese life insurers warned against investment practices

Fixed-income assets reportedly constitute less than 20% of local life insurers’ total investments.

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Allianz gets regulatory nod for sale of Taiwan portfolio

Allianz gets regulatory nod for sale of Taiwan portfolio

The insurer hopes to sell more than 78,000 life policies to Taipei-based China Life Insurance.

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Taiwan insurers urged to fund public projects

Taiwan insurers urged to fund public projects

Insurers have been urged tap into their funds to help support national infrastructure and development projects.

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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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