Thursday, April 26, 2018

Health

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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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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Indian mortgage lender HDFC to acquire Apollo Munich

Indian mortgage lender HDFC to acquire Apollo Munich

India’s largest mortgage lender is reportedly in advanced negotiations to pay around US$150m for the joint venture.

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Generali eyes opportunities in the Philippine market

Generali eyes opportunities in the Philippine market

After the end of its 17-year partnership with BDO Unibank it intends to re-focus on group life and health.

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HDFC seeks to acquire Apollo Munich

HDFC seeks to acquire Apollo Munich

India’s biggest mortgage firm has entered into the talks as part of a new push for growth through acquisitions.

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Chinese insurtech market attracting more players

Chinese insurtech market attracting more players

A new generation of disruptors is emerging on the scene to compete in the vibrant and emerging insurance technology landscape.

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Honan Insurance gets MAS nod to acquire NGA Benefits

Honan Insurance gets MAS nod to acquire NGA Benefits

The Australian-owned insurance broking company said the acquisition is part of its continuing investment in South-East Asia.

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IBM awaits Indian regulatory approval on insurance blockchain

IBM awaits Indian regulatory approval on insurance blockchain

The company is hoping to win regulatory approval to deploy the technology for general insurers in India.

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Japan insurers shift to longevity plans

Japan insurers shift to longevity plans

As the elderly population grows, companies are offering plans that accept customers up to 90 years of age.

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Three insurers in bidding to buy India’s Star Health

Three insurers in bidding to buy India’s Star Health

ICICI Lombard, HDFC Ergo and Bajaj Allianz have joined the race to buy India’s biggest standalone health insurer.

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Chubb makes leadership changes in Asia Pacific

Chubb makes leadership changes in Asia Pacific

John French named head of broker distribution and Jarrod Hill as country president, Australia and New Zealand.

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Ping An on the hunt for more tech investment abroad

Ping An on the hunt for more tech investment abroad

The company’s innovation drive includes a facial recognition app that can spot lying borrowers.

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Vision Fund eyes investing in Chinese insurer Ping An

Vision Fund eyes investing in Chinese insurer Ping An

The fund is in discussions to invest in three firms Lufax, OneConnect or Ping An Good Doctor.

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CVS Health moves closer to Aetna purchase

CVS Health moves closer to Aetna purchase

Talks regarding the US$66bn deal are reportedly at an advanced stage and could be concluded today.

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Dozen bidders eye purchase of Star Health

Dozen bidders eye purchase of Star Health

Financial and strategic investors have joined the fray to buy the Chennai-based insurer from its private equity owners.

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Chinese insurers embrace AI

Chinese insurers embrace AI

Companies in the healthcare sector are hoping that self-learning computer programs can expand their customer bases.

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Dozen firms in the running to acquire India’s Star Health

Dozen firms in the running to acquire India’s Star Health

At least 12 companies have expressed interest in bidding for the country’s largest standalone health insurance provider.

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China Life to boost global exposure

China Life to boost global exposure

The Chinese insurer plans to be more visible internationally as it expands its overseas presence.

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