Thursday, April 26, 2018

Capital Markets

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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Good Doctor targets US$1bn Hong Kong IPO

Good Doctor targets US$1bn Hong Kong IPO

Ping An will spin off China’s largest health care and online medical platform in early May.

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PICC eyes Shanghai listing

PICC eyes Shanghai listing

The parent of China’s biggest non-life insurer is planning a secondary listing to raise over Rmb10bn in fresh capital.

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Fubon Life to become Hyundai Life’s largest shareholder

Fubon Life to become Hyundai Life’s largest shareholder

The Taiwanese life insurance company is set to take up the forfeited options of Hyundai Mobis.

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Three state-owned Indian insurers undergo merger review

Three state-owned Indian insurers undergo merger review

National Insurance, United India Insurance and Oriental India Insurance will merger within the next six months.

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Ping An plans spinoff and listing of four unicorns

Ping An plans spinoff and listing of four unicorns

Ping An Good Doctor and Lufax are among the startups being slated for initial public offerings.

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Rescue plan for Indonesian life insurer collapses

Rescue plan for Indonesian life insurer collapses

Evergreen’s planned rescue of the embattled Bumiputera has failed after disagreements over funds.

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Prudential mulls spinning off Europe from Asia, US operations

Prudential mulls spinning off Europe from Asia, US operations

The company plans to list M&G Prudential, its UK and European business, on the London Stock Exchange

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Korean insurers turn to hybrid securities to boost capital

Korean insurers turn to hybrid securities to boost capital

The issuance comes ahead of the introduction of the new global accounting and stricter local capital standards.

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Rising demand for IPO legal insurance in Hong Kong

Rising demand for IPO legal insurance in Hong Kong

New stock market listing rules are set to boost sales for legal insurance to cover liabilities from initial public offerings.

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Ping An Insurance’s units raise US$2.2bn in private financing

Ping An Insurance’s units raise US$2.2bn in private financing

Investors in the three tech units included SoftBank, which placed US$400m with Ping An Good Doctor.

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Cat bond market hit record US$11bn issuance in 2017

Cat bond market hit record US$11bn issuance in 2017

In total, 35 catastrophe bonds were issued by 31 different sponsors in the insurance-linked securities sector.

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Chinese insurers post 29.7% profit growth in 2017

Chinese insurers post 29.7% profit growth in 2017

Despite increasingly tough regulation, Chinese insurers continue to deliver double-digit profit growth.

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Ping An eyes spinning off four subsidiaries

Ping An eyes spinning off four subsidiaries

The units include Lufax, China’s biggest online wealth management platform, and Ping An Good Doctor, an online medical platform.

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Ping An value hits US$101bn in 2017

Ping An value hits US$101bn in 2017

The stock of Ping An Insurance Group Co continues to soar, despite the lack of hype that insurers have as compared with tech companies.

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Outlook for Asia insurance sector stable, says Moody’s

Outlook for Asia insurance sector stable, says Moody’s

Steady economic momentum across the economies of the region is driving demand for insurance.

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IAG shares 12.5% premiums, costs with reinsurers

IAG shares 12.5% premiums, costs with reinsurers

In an effort to curb volatility in its earnings Australia’s biggest general insurer is releasing capital.

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India allows PE funds to own insurance companies

India allows PE funds to own insurance companies

Private equity funds can now own up to 10% of the paid-up equity of an insurer, says Irdai.

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