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  1. Business - Companies

    Fosun International in talks to buy Swiss Re's US life insurance unit

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... life insurance arm of Swiss Re, people with knowledge of the matter said. Fosun was seeking to buy Aurora National Life Assurance for between US$400 million and US$500 million, the people said. A deal had not been reached and the talks could still fall through, they said. Zurich-based Swiss Re began working with Barclays last year to sell Aurora, a life insurance and annuity provider ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1577246/fosun-international-talks-buy-swiss-res-us-life-insurance-unit
  2. Business - SPORT

    White collar boxers learn that life on the ropes requires perseverance

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com White collar boxers find out that perseverance counts as promoter brings tournament to Macau after similar competitions in Shanghai Executives learn life on the ropes is tough By day Mark Daniels sells slot machines to Macau's casino operators on behalf of his employer, Australian based Aristocrat Technologies. By night he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556506/white-collar-boxers-learn-life-ropes-requires-perseverance
  3. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Dai-ichi Life looks to buy US insurer Protective Life

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:30am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Deal-hungry giant in talks for Protective Life, a source says, with a tipped US$5b-plus price tag ranking as the biggest move by a Japan insurer Dai-ichi Life looks to buy U.S. insurer Japanese insurer Dai-ichi Life is in advanced talks to buy Protective Life of the United States in a deal that could be worth more than US$5 billion, a source said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1524111/dai-ichi-life-looks-buy-us-insurer-protective-life
  4. Business - Companies - ACQUISITION

    Acquisition of assets from parent boosts insurer China Taiping’s profit

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 03:47pm by Kwong Man-ki

    ... said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Thursday. The acquisition of shares in Taiping Life and Taiping General Insurance was completed by the end of last year, it said. The newly acquired interests in the life and property and casualty subsidiaries contributed an additional HK$560 million of profit to China Taiping in the first half. The company acquired ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578484/acquisition-assets-parent-boosts-insurer-china-taipings-profit
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    What's in a name? Some insurance policies smell too sweet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 12:19pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... banning products from being called life insurance if the life coverage is too low. New guidance issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance last week on investment-linked insurance ... insurance policies", as they are called in the industry, provide only 1 per cent of the account's value for life protection. Because ‘bonds’ sound like a safe investment, and if a bond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1571220/whats-name-some-insurance-policies-smell-too-sweet
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    How to attract talent and capital

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Some have entirely non-business reasons for their move, like quality of life. Others simply want to be where they feel most comfortable- try putting that on a spreadsheet. Stephen Vines runs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577568/how-attract-talent-and-capital
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A loaf of bread’s well-serviced journey

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:10pm by PATRICK LOW

    ... the glue that holds everything together. Contrary to earlier perceptions, services turn out to be a significant source of productivity growth. At FGI we recently studied the journey and short life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577631/loaf-breads-well-serviced-journey
  9. Business - Commodities - EARNINGS

    Sunshine Oilsands posts C$13m interim loss

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:07am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... and China Life Insurance, sovereign fund China Investment Corp and oil major Sinopec. Oil sands are a mixture of clay, sand, water and bitumen, a sticky, energy-rich substance. Sunshine plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1572699/sunshine-oilsands-posts-c13m-interim-loss
  10. Business - Money - COURTS

    Lawsuit against China Everbright Securities may tarnish through train stock scheme

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by Daniel Ren

    ... the index tumbled. The CSRC fined Everbright a record 523 million yuan and banned four company executives for life from the securities industry, after deeming the trading transaction by Everbright ... of small players who poured their life savings into the market. Mainland investors had felt the deck had been stacked against retail players, who often regarded the CSRC's assurances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1570889/lawsuit-against-china-everbright-securities-may

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