Thursday, February 22, 2018

Taiwan

Taiwan firms warned against policy violations

Taiwan firms warned against policy violations

The regulator is concerned about the high number of insurers burdened with excessive fees paid on sales .

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Manulife taps yield-hungry Taiwanese life insurers

Manulife taps yield-hungry Taiwanese life insurers

Borrowing in Taiwan is an increasingly popular option among global corporates as local investors shun domestic debt.

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Chubb Life names new Taiwan president

Chubb Life names new Taiwan president

Chubb Group’s global life insurance division has appointed Kristine Ung as the new president of its Taiwan operation.

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China Life’s Q1 net income drops 18%

China Life’s Q1 net income drops 18%

The Chinese insurer’s weak performance has prompted analysts to trim their forecasts for this year.

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Taiwan Life adds US$41m to CTBC’s Q1 earnings

Taiwan Life adds US$41m to CTBC’s Q1 earnings

The contribution reversed CTBC’s net loss in the final quarter of 2015, though profits were still down significantly.

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Allianz to sell part of Taiwan life insurance portfolio

Allianz to sell part of Taiwan life insurance portfolio

The sale of the €1.2 billion portfolio is driven by the constraints on European insurers as a result of Solvency II.

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Taiwanese financial firms hit by falling insurance earnings

Taiwanese financial firms hit by falling insurance earnings

The sluggish performance of insurance companies is taking a toll on the nation’s top financial groups.

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Cathay Life posts profit of US$154 million in Q1

Cathay Life posts profit of US$154 million in Q1

The Taiwanese insurer reversed unrealised losses of US$120m in the fourth quarter to post a profit for this quarter.

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Taiwan further loosens offshore investment restrictions

Taiwan further loosens offshore investment restrictions

Domestic insurers will be allowed to allocate up to 40% of their assets to offshore investments.

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Cathay Life to raise overseas investments this year

Cathay Life to raise overseas investments this year

Amid a persistent low-yield environment, the Taiwanese insurer continues to search for higher returns abroad.

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Taiwan to restrict health insurance for overseas citizens

Taiwan to restrict health insurance for overseas citizens

A proposed amendment seeks to restrict access for Taiwanese who live abroad for more than six months.

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Taiwan uncovers US$9m health insurance fraud in 2015

Taiwan uncovers US$9m health insurance fraud in 2015

The National Health Insurance Administration has punished 383 hospitals, clinics and pharmacies.

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Taiwan legislators consider revision of insurance law

Taiwan legislators consider revision of insurance law

The existing law prevents insurance carriers from paying out compensation to beneficiaries under 15.

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Taiwanese majors suffer earnings plunge in January

Taiwanese majors suffer earnings plunge in January

Life firms reported a 40% decline in earnings after a brutal downturn on Taiwan’s stock market.

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Chaoyang Life placed under receivership in Taiwan

Chaoyang Life placed under receivership in Taiwan

The life insurer has consistently failed to meet the required capital adequacy ratio of 200%.

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Taiwan Life forecasts 6% premium rise under CTBC

Taiwan Life forecasts 6% premium rise under CTBC

The Taiwanese insurer said its total assets would swell to NT$1.6 trillion after the union with CTBC Financial.

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Fubon Life pays US$267m for stake in China United

Fubon Life pays US$267m for stake in China United

The acquisition will give the Taiwanese insurer an opportunity to expand its footprint in China.

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Cathay Life invests further US$900m in logistics sector

Cathay Life invests further US$900m in logistics sector

The Taiwanese firm has broke ground on another logistics facility in Taichung’s Wuri District.

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