Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thailand

Thailand to ease foreign investment rules

Thailand to ease foreign investment rules

Foreign investors will no longer need approval to hold more than 50% in the country’s local insurers.

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Muang Thai Life seeks approval for Cambodia JV

Muang Thai Life seeks approval for Cambodia JV

Thai life insurer embarks on its first life-insurance venture outside Thailand and expected to receive approval early next year.

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Paris attacks dent Thailand’s non-life insurance premiums

Paris attacks dent Thailand’s non-life insurance premiums

Thai General Insurance Association says country’s insurance industry will be indirectly affected.

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Thailand’s ASN Broker to IPO in 2016

Thailand’s ASN Broker to IPO in 2016

One of Thailand’s major non-life insurers is aiming to raise funds to build an intelligent database system.

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ANZIIF teams up with Thai Insurance Institute

ANZIIF teams up with Thai Insurance Institute

The Australian and New Zealand institute will provide training for insurers in Thailand.

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Thailand launches SME loan insurance scheme

Thailand launches SME loan insurance scheme

SMEs with outstanding debt payments will be able to insure loans for as much as US$2.8bn.

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Government stimulus raising premium revenue in Thailand

Government stimulus raising premium revenue in Thailand

Total insurance premiums are expected to rise by nearly 5% as the government targets low earners.

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Thailand to revive travel insurance for visitors

Thailand to revive travel insurance for visitors

The tourism ministry is considering the proposal following the recent bomb attack.

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Thailand providing health insurance to 1.7m migrant workers

Thailand providing health insurance to 1.7m migrant workers

The Public Health Ministry says its health insurance programme has more than doubled since 2007.

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Political violence on the rise in Thailand

Political violence on the rise in Thailand

A bomb at Bangkok’s Erawan shrine this week drew attention once again to terrorism and political risks in Thailand.

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Tuition protection policy launched in Thailand

Tuition protection policy launched in Thailand

Thai parents can now protect their children’s schooling in the event that they lose the ability to pay.

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Thailand to insure train passengers for the first time

Thailand to insure train passengers for the first time

Costs related to the scheme will be shouldered by the SRT and not incorporated into train fares.

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Thailand’s actuaries association seeks role in drafting insurance laws

Thailand’s actuaries association seeks role in drafting insurance laws

Group seeks to participate in drafting organic laws where it is directly affected.

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Thailand’s life insurance industry captures attention of investors

Thailand’s life insurance industry captures attention of investors

Several global institutional investors interested in meeting insurance management teams for possible investment.

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Thai insurers may lower rates as slow economy hits profits

Thai insurers may lower rates as slow economy hits profits

General insurance industry was expected to grow by just 5% this year.

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Thailand expands crop insurance program to help rice farmers

Thailand expands crop insurance program to help rice farmers

Budget for compensation of insured rice fields set at THB476m (US$14.5m).

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Thai regulators urged to promote ULIPs

Thai regulators urged to promote ULIPs

Introduced to the market in 2009, ULIPs are expected to play a vital role despite the challenges.

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Thailand to cut deposit insurance coverage in August

Thailand to cut deposit insurance coverage in August

Reduction prompts investors to the bond market.

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