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- July 4 2016
Volatility from Brexit to affect insurers’ finances
Prolonged stock market volatility may eventually strain the capital adequacy ratios or the financial strength of insurers.
- June 17 2016
Chinese, European regulators to share information
The two industry watchdogs have agreed to share information on their frameworks for pensions and insurance.
- June 14 2016
Korean insurers sell property to meet new accounting rule
Changes in international accounting standards will require additional reserves once the new rules take effect.
- June 8 2016
Solvency II to raise demand for reinsurance, says Fitch
Insurers will scramble to buy reinsurance products as they seek to strengthen their capital positions.
- May 30 2016
Underwriting earnings key for Japan’s life insurers, says Fitch
Life companies are maintaining strong profitability despite declining bond yields in local fixed-income markets.
- May 23 2016
Solvency ratios of 11 Chinese insurers near regulatory limit
At least 10 life insurance firms and one property insurance firm have solvency ratios that are nearing the regulatory red line.
- May 11 2016
Allianz to sell part of Taiwan life insurance portfolio
The sale of the €1.2 billion portfolio is driven by the constraints on European insurers as a result of Solvency II.
- May 5 2016
China warns against unregistered online insurers
CIRC says insurance-style schemes operated by unregistered online firms may lack financial stability.
- April 19 2016
China to name systemically important insurers
The Chinese regulator is set to release a list of insurers that may be considered too big to fail.
- April 1 2016
Chinese insurers to reduce exposure to equities
Fragile markets have prompted Chinese insurers to express caution in capital market investments this year.
- March 18 2016
Taiwan further loosens offshore investment restrictions
Domestic insurers will be allowed to allocate up to 40% of their assets to offshore investments.
- March 4 2016
Singapore likely to keep status as Asia’s top insurance hub
Stable government and favourable tax regime are just a few of the major factors that favour the city state.
- February 3 2016
China sets new capital requirements for firms
C-ROSS has now been officially implemented to ensure rational growth of the country's insurance industry.
- January 28 2016
Chaoyang Life placed under receivership in Taiwan
The life insurer has consistently failed to meet the required capital adequacy ratio of 200%.
- January 7 2016
Fitch forecasts growth for Malaysia’s takaful sector
After strong growth in 2015, the momentum will continue thanks to demographics and government support.
- December 31 2015
China warns insurers on risks of stock investments
Insurance firms asset-liability management face increased risks with the rise of capital market volatility.
- December 11 2015
Financial status of Korean insurers improves in Q3
Improvement attributed to higher returns from bond investments amid lower interest rates.
- November 5 2015
Aegon joins list of ‘too big to fail’ insurance companies
The Dutch insurer joins eight others whose stability is deemed essential to the global financial system.
- October 6 2015
Financial fundamentals of Taiwan’s insurers still sound
The FSC has responded to an IMF warning about potential liquidity risks in global markets.
- October 6 2015
World’s biggest insurers need to raise capital buffer
New IAIS rules have been finalised to prevent too-big-to-fail insurers from needing bailouts.