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  1. China Life clears deck for maiden stock issue

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... Christine Chan Largest mainland life insurer's listing is expected to be biggest offering this year Amid much fanfare in August, China Life Insurance wrapped up a restructuring that officially splits the company into two entities, opening the way for its multibillion-dollar overseas flotation in Hong Kong and New York this year. China's largest life insurer is expected ...

  2. China Life demands caution

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on its debut earlier this month whet investors' appetite for China Life Insurance's December listing. China Life's initial public offering, however, is more ambitious than ... to digest. It is also predominately a life company rather than a property and accident insurer like PICC. As a result, it is going to be more important than ever to look carefully inside China ...

  3. Sars becomes HK insurers' second-biggest catastrophe

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI) survey showed 72 life-insurance claims were made for Sars victims, amounting to $101.45 million. Some policyholders held several policies. There were also 372 ... the past two years. In the case of Sars, however, Mr Lau believes higher premiums will not ensue in Hong Kong as life policies are mainly related to the mortality trend. Insurance Commissioner ...

  4. Insurance agents face scrutiny

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... insurers. Denny Chan, a director of life business for Eagle Star in Hong Kong, said many mainland tourists were interested in buying policies from Hong Kong insurers which could offer more ... insurance regulators on both sides of the border to take steps to crack down on clandestine selling activities. Insurance Commissioner Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun said the Insurance Authority had held ...

  5. Big three insurers lead the way from state-catered life

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... David Evans China's march from the days of cradle-to-grave welfare is being led by three of its largest insurance companies- PICC Property & Casualty, China Life Insurance and Ping An Insurance. As the country's largest non-life insurer, PICC will be the first to tap into the capital markets, having raised US$693 million in an initial public offering (IPO) ...

  6. China Life Insurance nearer to listing with restructuring move

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... China Life Insurance, the nation's biggest life insurer, has moved a step closer to a multibillion-dollar flotation in Hong Kong after wrapping up a restructuring that officially spilt the company into two yesterday. As part of the overhaul, China Life Insurance Co would be set up as the listed vehicle to hold the better assets of the group, including post-1999 life ...

  7. Sars is no barrier to life insurance sales

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Sales of new life insurance policies rose steadily in the first half of the year despite the Sars outbreak, according to the latest statistics from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Excluding retirement schemes, premiums from new life insurance business grew 16.1 per cent to $10.02 billion, compared with $8.61 billion in the same period last year. Insurance sector ...

  8. Life cover spreads in retirement planning

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... by concerns the outbreak was about to develop into a full-blown epidemic. Mr Snelgrove estimates life insurance issuance for AXA is up 20 per cent so far this year. But he believes there is plenty of room for growth as Hong Kong residents awaken to the benefits of life insurance policies - and the need to plan for unforeseen circumstances. 'Traditionally Hong Kong people didn't ...

  9. Lloyd's eyes insurance growth in China

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and non-life insurance companies or reinsurance firms, with no provision fitting the structure of Lloyd's. 'Lloyd's has operated very well in all 60 other countries under our unique ... Expansion aims to balance the global exposure of the industry's oldest player Lloyd's, the world's oldest insurance provider, has applied for a licence to operate in China. ...

  10. HK people lack adequate coverage

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... An industry survey shows that locals are insured for only 43pc of their needs Hong Kong people are seriously under-insured, with fewer people buying insurance products than in other advanced markets, according to a study. David Alexander, chairman of a Hong Kong Actuarial Society (HKAS) working committee, said locals had insurance cover representing only about 43 per cent ...




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