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  1. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Chinese insurers could see better prospects after first-half squeeze

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:56pm by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Phillip Securities analyst Chen Xingyu said. China Life Insurance and PICC Property & Casualty, the largest players in the life and non-life insurance segments respectively, faced the biggest pressure in profitability in premium business in their pursuit of volume to maintain their leading positions, he said. Citi Research has forecast China Life’s first-half earnings will drop 12 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1575997/chinese-insurers-could-see-better-prospects-after-first-half
  2. 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 to remain popular The depreciation of the yuan in recent months did not hurt sales of yuan life insurance policies as buyers are eyeing the longer-term growth of the currency, according to industry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1515192/yuan-life-insurance-policies-remain-popular-hk
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - INSURANCE

    Chinese tourists buy 16pc of life insurance sold in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... carefully. Mainland tourists' share of new life insurance sold in the city grew to 16 per cent last year from 13 per cent in 2012, 9 per cent in 2011 and 4 per cent in 2010. Hong Kong insurance ... for the insurance industry, said mainlanders had become an important source of business for Hong Kong-based life insurance companies. "They don't just come here for cosmetic products or jewellery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1466841/mainland-tourists-buy-1-6-life-insurance-policies-sold-hong
  4. Business - Money - INSURANCE

    City insurance authority bans indemnity commissions

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 01:13pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... by persistent complaints of unscrupulous sales practices. The ban will hit a cutthroat insurance savings plan industry marketed to both expatriate and local investors, which combines life insurance, ... to adapt," said Simon Parfitt, the Hong Kong head of wealth management firm Guardian Life Management. The new rules appear to leave space for interpretation. Some industry players said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1566873/city-insurance-authority-bans-indemnity-commissions
  5. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Strong profit growth forecast for Chinese life insurers

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:13am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Weaker earnings growth predicted for non-life players due to rising claim costs and the increase in sales of unprofitable car insurance Life insurers see profits rebound on investments The mainland's life insurers are poised to report robust growth in profit last year on the back of strong investment income, but the value of new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1445074/strong-profit-growth-forecast-chinese-life-insurers
  6. 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
  7. Business - Companies - INSURANCE

    Sun Life pins hopes on agents for sales

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 04:50am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Canadian insurer plans to double its HK agent headcount in the next three years to expand its life insurance and pension businesses Sun Life pins hopes on agents for sales While Zurich Insurance has decided to abandon sales through agents, Canadian insurer Sun Life Financial is going in the opposite direction and plans to almost double the number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1376215/sun-life-pins-hopes-agents-sales
  8. 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

    ... International, over its recommendation of ILAS plans. Hobbins alleged that, in paying US$1 million in fees to Clearwater over eight years, ILAS vendors such as Royal Skandia Life Assurance bribed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1540781/forced-disclosure-clause-draft-insurance-bill-could-kill
  9. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    'Drunk insurance' being sold to Chinese World Cup fans

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... sold in more than one week through online platform Taobao, while just four football hooligan insurance policies were sold by Friday. Xu Lin, a senior consultant at a life insurance firm, gave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1533576/world-cup-fans-offered-novel-insurance-plans
  10. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    China Life profit rises 68pc

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Company chairman says the mainland industry facing difficulties amid slowdown in growth China Life steels for tough times after strong first half China Life Insurance, the mainland's largest insurer, said its first-half net profit grew 68.1 per cent on the back of strong investment income and fewer impairments. It warned rising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1300214/china-life-profit-rises-68pc

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