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  1. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Ask Melanie: Life insurance

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... to melanie.nutbeam@hfs.com.hk Insurance cover: how to live long and prosper I want to ensure my family is looked after if I die. Should my life insurance policy include a savings plan or should I keep this separate? ... Term life insurance makes perfect sense if you are building up your other assets and cutting debt. It provides inexpensive cover against premature death and assumes you can manage your own ...

  2. Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Louise Rosario Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China by Cheris Chan Oxford U Press Marketing Death is a detailed study of how life insurance companies ... and 45 domestic ones nationwide. Life insurance accounted for only a small share of the industry. After 1949, insurers gradually disappeared, denounced as products of capitalism. In the late ...

  3. Business - Money - STOCK WATCH

    Stock Watch: life insurance

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by KHOR UN HUN

    ... Khor Un Hun moneypost@scmp.com Lifting the cover off mystery sector Many of us have bought life insurance, but what about buying shares in life insurance companies? The industry is a black ... life insurance stocks. Life insurers regularly protest that they pay too much for capital (that is, they believe themselves undervalued). Despite this, growth prospects for the sector in Asia- ...

  4. Business - China Business

    Fitch: China life insurance premium income growth limited

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Weak stock markets and rising competition from banks expected to hit mainland insurers' growth Life insurance premiums growth limited Mainland life insurers' premium income growth would continue to be limited as a result of lower returns to policyholders due to weak stock markets and rising competition from banks, Fitch ...

  5. Business - Companies

    AIG, PICC Group ink deal to sell life insurance in China

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 03:04pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong AIG confirms US$500m investment in PICC Hong Kong IPO American International Group (AIG) has signed an accord with Chinese state-owned insurer PICC Group to sell life ... of the Chinese insurer, to distribute life insurance and other products primarily in large cities. AIG’s current Aian exposure includes a 13.7 per cent stake in its former Asian unit AIA Group and a 9.9 ...

  6. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: INSURANCE

    Your life in the balance

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Nicky Burridge

    ... Ensuring the right level of life insurance is the foundation to all sensible- and pre-emptive- financial planning, writes Nicky Burridge Your life in the balance The thought of not being ... benefit, we ask who needs life insurance and what to consider when buying a policy.   Who needs life insurance? Sheila Dickinson, senior wealth manager at independent financial advisor the Fry ...

  7. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Foreign insurance firms expect strong growth in China

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Offshore life insurers want bigger slice of mainland pie, which may expand up to 30pc in premium income terms by 2015, a survey finds Foreign firms buoyant ... of insurance products. Foreign life insurers expect their business in the world's second-largest economy could grow by up to 30 per cent, in terms of premium income, in the next three years, ...

  8. career tracker

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Koonnang Tse, vice-president- business development, Pictet Asset Management Based in Hong Kong, Tse will support Pictet Asset Management's (PAM) rapidly growing institutional asset-management business initiatives in Asia. He has close to 15 years of ...

  9. Check policies first, insurance buyers told

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip Investors should think twice before buying a life insurance policy, especially if it involves a long-term contract, the Consumer Council warns. Complaints about life insurance rose ... a refund. The council says other cases demonstrate the need to read policy documents carefully. The council received 115 complaints about life insurance policies last year, up from 108 in 2010. ...

  10. Insurance safety net for policies a step closer

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... but there is no such arrangement for insurers. The PPF would comprise two compensation funds- one covering life insurance policyholders and the other for general insurance policies. The original proposals covered only ... Chan said. The proposals require all insurance companies to pay 0.07 per cent of premium income into the two compensation funds- worth HK$1.2 billion for the life sector and HK$75 million ...




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