Monday, January 22, 2018

Thailand

Thailand’s SCB Life up for sale

Thailand’s SCB Life up for sale

The process to sell a 49% stake stalled last year after changes in foreign shareholder rules.

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Thai life market growth to slow in 2017

Thai life market growth to slow in 2017

Economic headwinds will keep the country’s life insurance market growth to less than 10% next year.

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The investment challenge facing Thai life insurers

The investment challenge facing Thai life insurers

InsuranceAsia News and BlackRock hosted an event in Bangkok recently to help the industry navigate the current environment.

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Thailand drafting second phase of RBC framework

Thailand drafting second phase of RBC framework

Changes lie ahead as the country’s regulator prepares for a new risk-based capital framework.

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Bangkok Insurance looks to re-enter Vietnam

Bangkok Insurance looks to re-enter Vietnam

After pulling out of Vietnam 10 years ago, BKI is studying a possible re-entry into the neighbouring market.

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Thailand tightens rules on bank insurance sales

Thailand tightens rules on bank insurance sales

Brokers will clearly have to state if a transaction is an insurance product or a deposit.

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Bangkok Life gears up for Cambodia business

Bangkok Life gears up for Cambodia business

The Thai insurer will venture into Cambodia next year to tap strong demand in its South-East Asian neighbour.

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Thai Samsung aims for aggressive growth

Thai Samsung aims for aggressive growth

After investing heavily in building a network of agents, Thai Samsung Life is now aiming to break even in the near future

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Thanahart and MBK form joint venture

Thanahart and MBK form joint venture

Thailand’s sixth-biggest lender and a property developer have formed a life and non-life insurance broker JV.

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Thailand’s life sector growth to slow until 2026

Thailand’s life sector growth to slow until 2026

High penetration rate and increasing competition will result in slower market growth, says Allianz.

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World’s top insurers eye South-East Asia acquisitions

World’s top insurers eye South-East Asia acquisitions

Forthcoming opportunities include a stake sale in Siam Commercial Bank insurance unit SCB Life Assurance.

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Ergo acquires stake in Thailand’s Thaisri

Ergo acquires stake in Thailand’s Thaisri

The group has acquired a 40.26% minority stake in Thaisri Insurance from Pailuck Company Bangkok.

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Thailand eyes compulsory insurance for rice farmers

Thailand eyes compulsory insurance for rice farmers

The scheme is intended to ease the government’s burden in helping farmers in the event of a calamity.

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SEG aims for third spot in Thai market

SEG aims for third spot in Thai market

Southeast Insurance and Financial Group is aiming to become one of the country’s top three players.

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Siam Commercial Bank courted for its life business

Siam Commercial Bank courted for its life business

The Thai bank has reportedly received proposals from a number of investment banks, with an expected valuation of US$3bn.

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Generali Group strengthens Thai operations

Generali Group strengthens Thai operations

The company plans to boost its premium income tenfold, to become one of Thailand’s top 10 players.

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Thailand mulls mortgage insurance to cut credit risks

Thailand mulls mortgage insurance to cut credit risks

The finance ministry has asked the ADB to help study its plan to reduce credit risk and allow lenders to expand credit.

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Zuellig eyes 49% stake in FPG Insurance Thailand

Zuellig eyes 49% stake in FPG Insurance Thailand

The company says Thailand offers huge potential because of its comparatively low insurance penetration.

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