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India starts merger process of three state insurers

India starts merger process of three state insurers

The proposed merger has been set in motion, though the government has yet to lay out a roadmap.

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One-third of global insurers aim to increase PE investments

One-third of global insurers aim to increase PE investments

Insurers are increasing private equity investment because past investments in the sector are now yielding profits.

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Majority of Japanese health insurance societies loss-making

Majority of Japanese health insurance societies loss-making

Of the 1,389 health insurance societies, more than 60% are expected to end the fiscal year in the red.

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China’s business insurance to boost sharing economy

China’s business insurance to boost sharing economy

More than 80% of consumers would be more comfortable using sharing-economy services if insurance were offered.

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Ex-AIA exec joins HSBC Insurance

Ex-AIA exec joins HSBC Insurance

Alistair Chamberlain, former chief financial officer of AIA, has joined as global head of product and actuarial.

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Markel appoints trade credit underwriter in Singapore

Markel appoints trade credit underwriter in Singapore

Nicholas Davies will focus on developing Markel’s portfolio and managing existing broker and client relationships.

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Chinese regulator steps up fight against financial risk

Chinese regulator steps up fight against financial risk

All potential violations are being aggressively targeted, according to the new banking and insurance regulator.

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Malaysia’s KWAP set to close insurance acquisition

Malaysia’s KWAP set to close insurance acquisition

The retirement fund’s chief executive said the fund is currently talking with two foreign insurers.

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Talanx to up stake in PetroVietnam Insurance

Talanx to up stake in PetroVietnam Insurance

A unit of the German company plans to raise its ownership in the state-owned insurer to at least 49%.

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Korean insurers face weakening financial health

Korean insurers face weakening financial health

A rise in interest rates and dividend payouts took its toll on available capital in the fourth quarter of last year.

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Fosun and Gonbao reopen bids for Greece’s national insurer

Fosun and Gonbao reopen bids for Greece’s national insurer

The deal to buy a major stake in Ethniki Hellenic General Insurance is reportedly valued at US$900m.

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Markel expands Singapore marine underwriting team

Markel expands Singapore marine underwriting team

Lin Wanshi joins as assistant marine underwriter from Marsh.

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Maybank eyes listing of its insurance arm Etiqa

Maybank eyes listing of its insurance arm Etiqa

The rumoured sale is estimated by some analysts to be worth at least US$1 billion but remains unconfirmed.

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APAC bancassurers tap blockchain to improve offerings

APAC bancassurers tap blockchain to improve offerings

Banks in the region continue to leverage the technology to improve and expand their insurance offerings.

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Korean auto insurance slowed in 2017

Korean auto insurance slowed in 2017

The latest statistics suggest that stiff competition and lower premiums have affected profitability.

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India’s insurance regulator may have new chief in May

India’s insurance regulator may have new chief in May

Life Insurance Corporation’s VK Sharma and New India Assurance’s G Srinivasan seen as top contenders.

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JD.com to buy one-third of Allianz China General Insurance

JD.com to buy one-third of Allianz China General Insurance

The Chinese e-commerce company will become the second-biggest shareholder in the Allianz unit for US$85m.

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Indian consortium to develop data-sharing blockchain

Indian consortium to develop data-sharing blockchain

The consortium of life insurance companies has partnered with IT services firm Cognizant Technology Solutions.

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