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  1. 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- ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. China Life warns of bumps despite boom

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu China Life Insurance yesterday warned of tougher times ahead, even as the stock market boom and rising premiums helped the mainland's biggest life insurer post better than ... capital market volatility and intense competition in life insurance'. There is growing concern that the mainland's largest companies are too reliant on income from the surging stock ...

  4. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Making a cautious case for insurance-linked annuity plans

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... pledges to pay investors a set income, for life. Some people live longer than others. The insurer and their actuaries look at the returns of the pooled assets for the group, and the expected ... gave a lump sum to an insurance company in return for its contractual undertaking to pay you an income for life. If you died the next day, the insurance company kept your capital. People ...

  5. China Life warns of big dent in first-half earnings

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com China Life Insurance, the biggest life insurer on the mainland, yesterday warned its first-half net profit would be hit by a decline in investment yield ... the median of profit forecasts by analysts for China Life is 8.45 billion yuan. The insurer said in the announcement that a decline in investment yield and an increase in impairment losses resulting ...

  6. HSBC poised to roll out mainland life policies

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan HSBC Holdings, the world's fourth-largest bank by market value, planned to roll out its mainland life insurance business next year to tap expected demand in the world's most populous nation, said David Fried, the lender's regional head of insurance for Asia Pacific. The new company would sell life policies under the HSBC name using the bank's ...

  7. China Life to favour bonds for investment

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Insurer to cut equity holdings amid volatility China Life Insurance, the mainland's largest insurer, says it will offload some equity holdings in favour of bonds as the mainland capital market turns increasingly turbulent. The leading life insurer will rearrange its investment mix towards fixed-income assets after a 76.5 per cent surge in investment income helped ...

  8. China Life targets 29b yuan from IPO

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Amy Gu and Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Mainland company set to become the first insurer to list on domestic market China Life Insurance, the nation's largest provider of life ... urging large overseas-listed companies to come to the domestic market. Hong Kong-listed Ping An Insurance (Group), the second-largest life insurer, also said recently it would issue up to 1.2 ...

  9. French and US insurers in running for HSBC sale

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and operates in more than 50 countries, has been aggressively expanding through acquisitions. In October 2010, it entered the Hong Kong life insurance market by paying US$425 million for New York Life's Hong Kong and South Korean operations. AXA, which is Europe's second-biggest insurer and one of the biggest life insurers in Hong Kong, could expand its general insurance arm ...

  10. Life cover... and calculated risk

    Posted Jul 28th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Investment-linked plans are becoming more popular in Hong Kong as people's needs change, writes Chris Davis TRADITIONAL LIFE insurance products have been available in Hong Kong ... compared with a 39 per cent increase in sales of traditional life insurance plans. Sales of investment-linked products have grown rapidly over the past five years, far outstripping the average ...




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