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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Sales of traditional insurance products benefit from tighter rules on investment-linked policies

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:51am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Insurers back to basics amid new rules A tightening of the regulations on investment-linked insurance policies since July has made insurers shift focus to basic life policies and annuity products, a trend industry players expe ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - INSURANCE

    Chinese insurers eye opportunities in online payment services

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:05am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Payment platforms have emerged as a new battlefield for Chinese insurers, who see internet finance as being increasingly lucrative, but their ambitions could be hindered by concerns over cost ... the company's internet finance plan, supported by the payment services, which would likely be expanded into purchases of basic necessities, he said. However, the fierce competition in the third-party ...

  3. AIG to pay $1.29b for a 9.9pc holding in H-share offer

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... United States insurance giant American International Group (AIG) will pay at least 1.38 billion yuan (HK$1.29 billion) for a 9.9 per cent stake in the mainland's largest property insurer, PICC Property & Casualty, before its Hong Kong listing nex ...

  4. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Due to an editing error, a story on B1 yesterday ('Top bankers launch private equity venture') misstated the number of mainland insurance company initial public offerings arranged by HSBC. HSBC has arranged the offering of only Ping An Insurance. ...

  5. Insurer predicts growth slowdown on mainland

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from 77.8 per cent in 2010. Ping An also reduced the proportion of cash and cash equivalents in its portfolio to 6.5 per cent, while that of equity investments rose to 11.5 per cent last year ...

  6. China Life net surges 55pc in first quarter

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has said earlier. At the end of last month, stocks and equity mutual funds accounted for 13.92 per cent of their total invested assets, about the same as in December. The insurance regulator ...

  7. Business strategy pays off for HSBC Insurance

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... life product to offer the security of insurance and some exposure to the equity market.' He said to meet customer needs and provide holistic solutions it was important to keep recruiting ...

  8. Insurers boost stock investments

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... the same period last year. They invested 3.2 billion yuan in unlisted firms, a 76 per cent rise. With mainland stocks enjoying their biggest rally in years, insurers' returns on equity ... return was 3.6 per cent, up from 2.9 per cent in 2004 and 2.7 per cent in 2003. Direct holdings of equities made up only a small proportion (2.75 per cent) of total insurance company investments ...

  9. CIRC to let small insurers buy infrastructure debt

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gu noted that many insurance firms would have a long way to go before they could buy into the debt financing of infrastructure items or equity investment because only a few companies would ... projects by buying up debts, according to an industry source. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission said it would allow qualified insurers to engage in infrastructure debt financing, the source ...

  10. Chef finds recipe to succeed in finance planning

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Associate financial planner Alex Ling (left) was a chef before becoming a financial planner, having become interested in economics and finance at secondary school. His chance to join the industry came when he met Matthew Lui, his team leader at AIA. Ling and his family faced emotional and financial difficulties when his father passed away, prompting him to consider ...




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