Sunday, July 23, 2017

Legal/Regulatory

Philippine insurers promote inclusive insurance

Philippine insurers promote inclusive insurance

Five domestic insurance firms have forged a coalition to promote the growth of inclusive insurance market across the Asian region.

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Indian insurers bullish on continued growth momentum

Indian insurers bullish on continued growth momentum

The country’s general insurance industry says that 20% annual growth will be sustainable in the coming years.

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HK regulator tells insurers to embrace technology

HK regulator tells insurers to embrace technology

The Insurance Authority has urged insurance companies to harness financial technology and big data analytics.

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Chinese insurers advised to divest non-core assets

Chinese insurers advised to divest non-core assets

An official from the the China Insurance Regulatory Commission has cautioned against a wide range of risks facing the industry.

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India’s HDFC Life shareholders push IPO plans

India’s HDFC Life shareholders push IPO plans

Standard Life is reportedly keen to move forward with the listing after the merger with Max Group’s is likely to be called off.

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Irdai enforces more transparency over policy exclusions

Irdai enforces more transparency over policy exclusions

Regulations released this week also require every insurer to display service parameters and turnaround times.

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Korea sees rise in sales of variable insurance policies

Korea sees rise in sales of variable insurance policies

Premiums have nearly doubled to US$477m on the back of robust gains in the local stock market.

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SBI Life’s IPO plan gets final board approval

SBI Life’s IPO plan gets final board approval

The insurance unit of State Bank of India is aiming to raise US$1.1bn, becoming the second insurer to go public.

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China considers experienced graft-buster for top CIRC post

China considers experienced graft-buster for top CIRC post

China is likely to name Yang Xiaochao, secretary general of the Central Commission for Discipline, to oversee the industry.

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Cambodia and Thailand sign regulatory pact

Cambodia and Thailand sign regulatory pact

The two countries have signed an agreement that aims to bolster insurance regulation in Cambodia.

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Singapore studying ElderShield takeover proposal

Singapore studying ElderShield takeover proposal

The government is in a better position to administer the scheme, according to the ElderShield Review Committee.

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Philippines’ chief regulator elected to Asian Re board

Philippines’ chief regulator elected to Asian Re board

Insurance commissioner Denis Funa has been named vice-chairman of the management board.

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China drafts rules on endowment insurance

China drafts rules on endowment insurance

CIRC is in the process of crafting regulations as part of preparations to launch a pilot programme before full implementation.

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China to develop commercial pension insurance

China to develop commercial pension insurance

The government will fast-track the development of the new system, according to a State Council guideline.

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Nippon Life silent on investor voting

Nippon Life silent on investor voting

The Japanese insurer will defy a guideline asking it to disclose its specific votes at shareholder meetings.

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Malaysia reminds foreign insurers of 70% ownership cap

Malaysia reminds foreign insurers of 70% ownership cap

Though the central bank says there are no new rules on foreign ownership in insurance companies.

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Malaysia’s new motor insurance pricing scheme starts

Malaysia’s new motor insurance pricing scheme starts

The insurance industry will see stiffer competition for motor premiums as liberalisation sets in.

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Chinese majors target more overseas investments in 2018

Chinese majors target more overseas investments in 2018

About 64% of mainland insurers are planning to increase allocation to international markets, says Standard Life.

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