Thursday, November 23, 2017

Taiwan

Taiwan issues OIU licenses to 14 insurance firms

Taiwan issues OIU licenses to 14 insurance firms

Licenses are part of Taiwan’s efforts to be seen as an asset management hub in the Asia-Pacific region.

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‘No insurance, no entry’ for Chinese visiting Taiwan

‘No insurance, no entry’ for Chinese visiting Taiwan

Tourism bureau will require insurance that covers unexpected illnesses or injuries sustained while in Taiwan.

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Fubon Financial acquires Hyundai Life Insurance stake for US$199m

Fubon Financial acquires Hyundai Life Insurance stake for US$199m

Taiwanese financial services firm to acquire stake via its insurance unit, Fubon Life Insurance.

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Taiwanese insurers hold US$288bn overseas assets

Taiwanese insurers hold US$288bn overseas assets

US denominated bonds form the majority of the overseas holdings.

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Taiwan’s Nan Shan Life to acquire AIG unit for US$158m

Taiwan’s Nan Shan Life to acquire AIG unit for US$158m

Nan Shan Life to buy the personal and SME insurance businesses from AIG’s unit in Taiwan.

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Taiwan’s Fubon Life pays US$540m for Madame Tussauds London site

Taiwan’s Fubon Life pays US$540m for Madame Tussauds London site

Taiwanese life giant plans to buy as much as US$3bn of overseas properties.

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Insurance acquisition will not weaken CTBC Financial’s credit profile

Insurance acquisition will not weaken CTBC Financial’s credit profile

CTBC Financial’s outlook remains stable after announcement to acquire Taiwan life Insurance Co.

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CTBC Financial acquires Taiwan Life in US$1bn stock swap deal

CTBC Financial acquires Taiwan Life in US$1bn stock swap deal

CTBC Financial to swap 1.44 common shares in exchange for one Taiwan Life common share.

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Taiwan’s Cathay Financial enters Philippine banking sector

Taiwan’s Cathay Financial enters Philippine banking sector

Cathay Life Insurance Corp acquires 20% stake in Rizal Commercial Banking Corp for Php7.95bn (US$179m).

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Taiwan government to takeover underperforming insurers

Taiwan government to takeover underperforming insurers

Insurers with a risk-based capital ratio of less than 50% may be acquired.

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Fubon considering cross-strait cooperation with Ping An

Fubon considering cross-strait cooperation with Ping An

Policyholders would be able to settle a claim at more than 700 China Ping An service counters should they have an accident in China.

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Taiwanese insurers face higher risks as forex holdings rise

Taiwanese insurers face higher risks as forex holdings rise

Local insurance firms have minimal margins to absorb unfavorable foreign fluctuations.

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