Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Capital Markets

China launches catastrophe insurance research centre

China launches catastrophe insurance research centre

The centre will be the country’s first research institution focusing on major disasters.

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Zhong An’s Hong Kong IPO expected July or August

Zhong An’s Hong Kong IPO expected July or August

The Chinese online insurer is expected to list as early as July or August to raise up to US$2b.

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Plan to merge three Indian insurers scrapped

Plan to merge three Indian insurers scrapped

Oriental Insurance, National Insurance and United India Insurance have been asked to come up with a new plan.

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Interest rate risk hounds Japanese insurers

Interest rate risk hounds Japanese insurers

Life insurers are failing to extend the duration of their assets because of lingering low bond yields in Japan.

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Strong currency puts pressure on Taiwan life insurers

Strong currency puts pressure on Taiwan life insurers

The venture offshore in search for higher yields is creating exposure to unfavourable capital and currency fluctuations.

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PICC plans US$2bn share sale in mainland China

PICC plans US$2bn share sale in mainland China

The sale comes more than four years after its subsidiary went public in Hong Kong through a US$3.1bn offering.

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India looks at reforming reinsurance sector

India looks at reforming reinsurance sector

A review of the sector could pave the way for solutions built around insurance-linked securities.

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GIC Re names five banks for IPO

GIC Re names five banks for IPO

India’s state-owned reinsurer has selected HSBC, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Kotak and Axis as bookrunners for its listing.

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Stronger currency hurting Taiwan insurers

Stronger currency hurting Taiwan insurers

The continued strength caused NT$65.8 billion (US$2.18bn) in foreign-exchange related losses in the first quarter.

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Korea’s ING Life raises US$974m

Korea’s ING Life raises US$974m

The country’s fifth-largest life insurer priced its IPO near the lower end of its indicative range.

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Japanese insurers boost project financing

Japanese insurers boost project financing

Companies such as Nippon Life are now crafting their own lending teams and adding significant liquidity to the market.

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High dividends draw investors to ING Life’s US$1.2bn IPO

High dividends draw investors to ING Life’s US$1.2bn IPO

The listing, which will be Korea’s second-largest IPO so far this year, is scheduled for the second week of May.

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SBI to sell SBI Life stake through IPO

SBI to sell SBI Life stake through IPO

The State Bank of India will sell at least 8% of its current 70.1% shareholding in the life insurance arm.

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China Life profit declines 45% in 2016

China Life profit declines 45% in 2016

Chairman Yang Mingsheng said the performance was due to a decline in gross investment income.

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United India Insurance eyes IPO

United India Insurance eyes IPO

The state-owned general insurer will go public after New India Assurance and GIC.

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ADB to expand disaster support for Philippines via insurance

ADB to expand disaster support for Philippines via insurance

The Asian Development Bank is exploring disaster insurance options for one of the countries most vulnerable to natural disasters.

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Singapore insurers told to do the right thing

Singapore insurers told to do the right thing

Regulator says insurers should do more than just comply with rules and implement control measures.

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Zhong An to sell up to 10% stake to investors

Zhong An to sell up to 10% stake to investors

China’s first internet-only insurer intends to raise funds before its planned initial public offering.

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