Sunday, April 22, 2018

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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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Fosun shifts focus to insurance

Fosun shifts focus to insurance

Conglomerate expected to sell more of its own equity as it focuses on developing its insurance business.

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Bank Rakyat Indonesia seeks life insurance partner

Bank Rakyat Indonesia seeks life insurance partner

Plans to set up an insurance unit in which it will hold a majority stake.

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State-owned insurer China Taiping eyes raising US$1.74bn in share sale

State-owned insurer China Taiping eyes raising US$1.74bn in share sale

The proceeds would be used to expand its insurance business and grow into new areas.

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Singapore’s life insurance business edges down in Q1

Singapore’s life insurance business edges down in Q1

Surge in single-premium products attributed.

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Manulife to open 18 branches in the Philippines, eyes raising market share

Manulife to open 18 branches in the Philippines, eyes raising market share

10 branches to be opened this year and a further eight scheduled in 2016.

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Aegon, and Tsinghua Tongfan invest in Chinese life insurer

Aegon, and Tsinghua Tongfan invest in Chinese life insurer

Potential of China’s life insurance market attracts investment.

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Bangladesh to see first insurance JV if Mitsui Insurance gets license

Bangladesh to see first insurance JV if Mitsui Insurance gets license

Japan’s largest insurance company, reportedly in talks with insurance regulators in Bangladesh.

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Korea’s Hanwha Life seeks to hire 650 more consultants in Indonesia

Korea’s Hanwha Life seeks to hire 650 more consultants in Indonesia

Additional outlets planned as more Korean Life Insurance Companies look to expand overseas.

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China sets charges for deposit insurance scheme

China sets charges for deposit insurance scheme

Scheme unlikely to have a major impact on banks and premiums.

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Japan’s Asahi Mutual Life Insurance to raise foreign bond investment

Japan’s Asahi Mutual Life Insurance to raise foreign bond investment

The Japanese Insurance firm says domestic yields remain too low.

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Top global insurers plan mortgage loans and PE investments

Top global insurers plan mortgage loans and PE investments

Asian Insurers also look to invest more in infrastructure debt and US Investment grade corporate debt.

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Manulife launches financial advisory unit in Singapore

Manulife launches financial advisory unit in Singapore

Products offered under financial advisory arm set to rise.

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Malaysia’s growing insurance industry to drive M&A

Malaysia’s growing insurance industry to drive M&A

Under-capitalized insurers and takaful operators could be expected to seek strategic investors or alternative capital.

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Chinese insurers report double-digit profits

Chinese insurers report double-digit profits

Growth partly attributed to large gains in ROI.

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Tokio Marine investing in real estate funds to avoid trouble

Tokio Marine investing in real estate funds to avoid trouble

Japanese insurer hopes to increase its overseas property assets by about US$84m this year.

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Korea’s Mirae Asset Life Insurance to launch IPO

Korea’s Mirae Asset Life Insurance to launch IPO

Life Insurer looking to raise up to KRW500bn (US$459m) according to reports.

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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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