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  1. Business - Money - INSURANCE

    SFC to step up oversight of investment-linked insurance

    Posted May 21st 2014, 01:11am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the source added. Last year, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority tightened banks' sales of investment linked products. HSBC also changed policies by paying a fixed salary instead of commission ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Tighter rules for investment-linked policies aim to protect investors from high pressure tactics SFC to step up oversight of insurance sector Hong Kong ...

  2. Business - Companies - INSURANCE

    Reinsurance prices decline by up to 25pc as demand remains subdued

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... it hard for reinsurers to earn a good return from investments. It has also tempted pension funds, institutional investors and high net-worth individuals to invest in capital market products ...

  3. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Insurers consider likelihood of catastrophic storm in the Pearl River Delta

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

    ... are insurers rushing to do business in the Pearl River Delta, one of the five most-catastrophe-prone places on earth in terms of potential economic damage and lives lost? As they say about bank robbers ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - INSURANCE

    Forced disclosure clause in draft insurance bill could kill industry, insiders complain

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:38am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... to all insurance products, industry insiders expect it will only used for the problematic investment-linked assurance schemes (ILAS). In an irony that would be appreciated by ILAS clients who ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - INSURANCE

    Regulatory issues holding back growth in bank insurance

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the number of bank-insurance partnerships. "Many banks have refused to sell investment-linked products since July due to the HKMA regulation." Tay said MassMutual still relied on its agency ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Citibank's deal with AIA proves a boost to industry growth, though most insurers face shortage of bank partners due to regulations HKMA rules hold back ...

  6. Business - Money - INSURANCE

    Yuan life insurance policies to remain popular in Hong Kong despite depreciation

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Dearth of investment options, rather than currency depreciation, is seen as the main challenge facing growth of yuan products in HK Yuan life policies ... bearish on the mainland's economic outlook, given questions over shadow banking activities. A weaker yuan would hurt the buying appetite for yuan products as investors are worried about ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - INSURANCE

    China insurers allowed to invest more in equities and real estate

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 01:32pm by Kwong Man-ki and Sandy Li

    ... to relax curbs on investment The mainland's insurance regulator is planning to allow insurers to invest a bigger share of their portfolios in equities and real estate in the hope it will boost their investment returns. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission plans to loosen caps on insurers' investments in equities to 30 per cent of total assets from the current 25 per cent, the China ...

  8. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    China Life sees profit slump on investment losses

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... investment returns and forcing them to write down some equity holdings. Smaller competitor Ping An Insurance reported a 3 per cent profit increase this month as bigger banking revenue helped offset ... Investment income, mainly interest earned from bond holdings and bank deposits, rose 23 per cent to 80 billion yuan, according to the statement. The firm said on February 28 that profit probably ...

  9. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Value and stable growth top Chinese insurers' agenda

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... in 2012, said the China Insurance Regulatory Commission. Chen Xingyu, an analyst with Phillip Securities, said the growth in premium income was expected to be stable while investment income ... dependence on bancassurance, which result in higher fees and lower margins, could be reduced in the long term, the analysts said. Under the new bancassurance rules, a bank is limited to co-operate ...

  10. Business - Economy - INSURANCE

    China among countries underinsured against natural disasters, says ADB

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:50am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com The bank says Asia-Pacific, especially China, is underinsured against natural catastrophes Disasters can wipe out gains: ADB The Asia-Pacific region, and China in particular, is severely underinsured against natural disasters, which could result in losses big enough to wipe out gains from economic growth, says the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Over the past 20 ...




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