Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Taiwan

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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Fubon gets green light to buy stake in Hyundai Life

Fubon gets green light to buy stake in Hyundai Life

Korea’s Financial Services Commission has approved the purchase of a 48% stake.

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Moody’s upgrades Taiwan’s Cathay Life

Moody’s upgrades Taiwan’s Cathay Life

Structural improvement in its profitability prompts upgrade to insurance financial strength rating.

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Taiwanese insurers cleared to buy 100% of Vietnamese banks

Taiwanese insurers cleared to buy 100% of Vietnamese banks

Taiwan’s FSC Chairman Tseng Ming-chung announced the development after a trip to Vietnam.

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Fubon Life set to acquire London building for US$715m

Fubon Life set to acquire London building for US$715m

The Taiwanese insurer continues to snap up London properties as it seeks to diversify its portfolio.

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Taiwan trims yield requirement for property investments

Taiwan trims yield requirement for property investments

The FSC has cut insurers’ mandated yield from domestic commercial real estate to 2.555%.

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Cerulli names Taiwan as Asia’s most attractive ILP market

Cerulli names Taiwan as Asia’s most attractive ILP market

The Boston-based research house says that Taiwanese insurers continue to favour investment-linked products.

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CTBC Life seeks to acquire China’s ABC Life

CTBC Life seeks to acquire China’s ABC Life

The Taiwanese firm is pushing ahead despite the timetable for the acquisition having lapsed.

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Beijing seeks to expand insurance collaborations with Taiwan

Beijing seeks to expand insurance collaborations with Taiwan

Life, health and liabilities insurance policies to form part of discussion in closed door meeting.

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China and Taiwan hold cross-strait insurance talks

China and Taiwan hold cross-strait insurance talks

The meeting is aimed at standardising regulations and improving mutual market access.

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Micro insurance in Taiwan hits 200,000 policies

Micro insurance in Taiwan hits 200,000 policies

Since its launch in November 2009, the initiative has insured more than US$200 million.

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Taiwan Life acquired by CTBC Financial

Taiwan Life acquired by CTBC Financial

CTBC Financial issued US$102.54 million worth of preferred shares as part of a share swap.

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Online insurance still unpopular in Taiwan

Online insurance still unpopular in Taiwan

Regulators aim to remove roadblocks that hamper online insurance sales after a lacklustre year.

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Taiwan’s health insurance fund hits its highest level

Taiwan’s health insurance fund hits its highest level

Lawmakers in Taiwan are starting to entertain the idea of lowering insurance premiums.

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