Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Taiwan

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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Financial fundamentals of Taiwan’s insurers still sound

Financial fundamentals of Taiwan’s insurers still sound

The FSC has responded to an IMF warning about potential liquidity risks in global markets.

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Taiwan insurers brace for effects of rate cut

Taiwan insurers brace for effects of rate cut

Insurers brace for headwinds after the central bank’s decision to lower its key interest rate.

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Taiwanese insurers ready for US Fed rate hike

Taiwanese insurers ready for US Fed rate hike

Insurers have been making adjustments to fully prepare for the possible effects of the hike.

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Taiwan to focus on regulating insurance industry

Taiwan to focus on regulating insurance industry

Insurers are blamed for pushing the prices of products and services to “unreasonable levels”.

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Aviva Investors hires Taiwan head

Aviva Investors hires Taiwan head

Lian Yang appointed as general manager in Taiwan amid strategy to renew focus on Asia.

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Taiwan’s insurance penetration is world’s highest

Taiwan’s insurance penetration is world’s highest

Taiwanese insurance revenues as a share of GDP are the highest in the world, at a record 18.9%.

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Taiwan allows insurers to invest in futures ETFs

Taiwan allows insurers to invest in futures ETFs

Insurers can invest up to 0.5% of their total assets in onshore futures ETFs to diversify their investment channels.

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Willis acquires Taiwan’s Elite Risk Services

Willis acquires Taiwan’s Elite Risk Services

Willis has paid an undisclosed sum for the Taiwanese specialist broker, doubling its presence in the country.

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Only 10% of Taiwan’s cars insured against storms

Only 10% of Taiwan’s cars insured against storms

Typhoon Soudelor wrought havoc in Taiwan, but only a fraction of vehicles in the country are insured for storms.

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Majority of Taiwanese adults favour raising health insurance fees

Majority of Taiwanese adults favour raising health insurance fees

Survey shows over 50% of Taiwanese in favour of paying more for their health insurance.

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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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