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  1. Comment - Letters

    Insurance industry failing to look after customers' interests

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... Insurance industry failing to look after customers' interests I am an actuary with nearly 30 years' experience working in the insurance industry all over the world. I left the industry two years ago. Lindell Lucy (" Strengthen licence requirements for insurance agents ", July 19) has articulated perfectly the reasons why. The fact that the Hong Kong Federation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1558449/insurance-industry-failing-look-after-customers-interests
  2. Business - Money - DEBT

    Insurance-backed bonds from Chinese firms tempt with high yields

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:06am by JASPER

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Insurance-backed bonds to tempt with high yields Hong Kong-based First Equity Finance and Singapore-based IFA Capital are raising US$120 million through insurance-backed bonds for two mainland firms. Jiangsu Sujia Group, a diversified entity, is issuing a US$100 million bond to build a retirement centre in Jiangsu province. Nanjing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1557734/insurance-backed-bonds-chinese-firms-tempt-high
  3. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Stress-testing mainland insurers

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:23am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Nick Edwards Chart of the day: Stress-testinginsurers Fears of rising mainland default risks have set investors scrutinising the exposure of insurers to "non-standard" and growth-levered assets- those potentially most susceptible to losses if the credit bubble bursts. But analysis by Macquarie Bank pinpoints traditional assets as the real danger for insurer enterprise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1557729/chart-day-stress-testing-mainland-insurers
  4. Business - Money

    Government stands by best interest clause in proposed insurance law

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Consumer protection provision will remain in insurance bill, the government says No retreat on 'best interest' clause The government said it will not agree to insurance industry requests to scrap a provision in proposed legislation requiring all insurance salespeople to act in the "best interest" of their clients. Deputy secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1556927/government-stands-best-interest-clause-proposed
  5. Comment - Letters

    Strengthen licence requirements for insurance agents

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:04am by LETTERS

    ... Strengthen licence requirements for insurance agents I refer to the letter by Peter C. H. Tam, of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (" Give insurers clear 'best ... investment-linked assurance schemes (ILAS), when buying term life insurance and directly investing in index funds or unit trusts can guarantee higher returns and lower risk, at a fraction of the cost? Two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1556573/strengthen-licence-requirements-insurance-agents
  6. News - World

    Insurance issue could be 'long and complex'

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 02:16am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Insurance on the Malaysian airliner is likely to pay out relatively quickly if the cause of the crash is determined, but observers say insurance for the loss of 298 ... Bloomberg reported late on Thursday that Germany's Allianz was the lead hull and liability reinsurer covering the airliner, which London-based insurance broker Aon valued at about US$97.3 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556559/insurance-issue-could-be-long-and-complex
  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER RIGHTS

    Beware of 'traps' in medical insurance coverage, watchdog warns

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Emily Tsang and Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao and Emily Tsang Watchdog warns of medical insurance traps The consumer watchdog has warned holders of medical insurance policies to be wary of traps arising from the issuing of incomplete or opaque statements by insurers. The warning came after complaints to the Consumer Council about insurance services rose to 195 in the first six months of the year- a 30 per cent increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555047/consumer-council-warns-traps-medical-insurance
  8. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Hairy crab farmers get hot-weather insurance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:59am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Swiss Re and China Pacific offer to protect crab farmers against heatwave risk to lucrative trade Insurers' latest hot idea: cover for hairy crabs China's insurance market is developing fast, with policies covering life, cars, property, pets and- hairy crabs. Mainland crab farmers can now insure the crustaceans to protect a business worth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1551807/hairy-crab-farmers-get-hot-weather-insurance
  9. Business - Comment - WHITE

    Insurers should always act in clients' best interests

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com But industry's opposition to requirement to do so in law is perplexing Insurers should always act in clients' best interests Lawmakers are debating a government reform plan to introduce a new law to set up the Independent Insurance Authority. Going by the debates, it appears there are no strong objections to establishing the body ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549246/insurers-should-always-act-clients-best-interests
  10. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Insurers consider likelihood of catastrophic storm in the Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com There is pain in rain for insurers that must pay out millions in claims as companies cast a wary eye at the industries in flood-prone areas ... with rising sea levels, you can write the script," said John Nelson, the London-based chairman of the insurance firm Lloyd's. The Pearl River Delta is the most flood-prone place on earth, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1548221/insurers-wary-flood-risks-china

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