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  1. China Insurance jumps back into the black

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu China Insurance International Holdings has returned to the black as its mainland life and property insurance arms reported maiden profits for the first half of the year. Net profit of the Hong Kong-listed insurance group, which runs reinsurance and asset management businesses, was HK$328.3 million for the first six months, reversal from a net loss of HK$43.77 million a year ...

  2. China insurer's strength points to debut bonanza

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Shares of China Pacific Insurance (Group) are expected to jump at least 33 per cent on their trading debut today amid mainland investors' mounting interest in insurers with strong life and property divisions. The mainland's third-largest insurer, part-owned by US buyout group Carlyle, was set to exceed 40 yuan on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, against ...

  3. Fat years over for mainland insurers

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Shares of mainland insurance companies have enjoyed a blistering run-up over the past two years. Now there are signs the fat times may be at an end. Few investments performed as strongly during the great Chinese bull market of 2006 and 2007 as the stocks of mainland insurers. Between 2006 and October last year, the Hong Kong-listed H shares of the mainland's largest ...

  4. Pacific Insurance set for 20b yuan offering

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai China Pacific Insurance (Group) is set to inject new vigour into the mainland A-share insurance sector as investors eye the potential of its strong property division, analysts said. The Shanghai-based company, the country's second-largest property insurer, is expected to net 20 billion yuan by floating one billion A shares, 12.99 per cent of its ...

  5. Insurers pour billions into Beijing commercial market

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Companies snap up whole blocks of buildings Mainland insurance companies have made aggressive forays into Beijing's buoyant commercial property market, with Ping An Insurance (Group) poised to pour billions of yuan into the capital city. China Ping An Trust & Investment, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-listed insurer, has bought more than 100,000 square metres ...

  6. Stock market gains to boost insurers

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Despite the gloomy investment outlook for the sector, the three major listed mainland insurers are expected to report that they have at least doubled their earnings for last ... for the year. Industry premiums, meanwhile, grew at a robust 24.5 per cent as insurers made windfall gains by selling investment-linked products. 'Non-recurring investment gains, including largely ...

  7. PICC wins approval for 10b yuan bond issue

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu PICC Property and Casualty, the mainland's largest non-life insurer, has received regulatory approval to sell up to 10 billion yuan of ten-year subordinated bonds ahead of its anticipated its domestic listing this year. According to the China Insurance Regulatory Commission, the insurer should complete the bond sale within one year of the approval date. Neither ...

  8. China Pacific cautious over stocks

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com China Pacific Insurance, the mainland's third-largest insurer by market value, plans to curb its stock investments while increasing purchases of fixed-income products amid worries over a slowing domestic economy and the euro zone debt crisis. The Shanghai-based insurer also said it would not raise additional funds in the near future as its ...

  9. Ping An sets expressway stake plans rolling

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Ping An Insurance yesterday signed a letter of intent to buy stakes in three expressways in the coal mining province of Shanxi in what is likely to be the first infrastructure investment by a mainland insurance company. The mainland government has awarded Ping An, the mainland's second-largest insurance group, an initial 10 billion yuan investment quota or the bulk ...

  10. Ping An bond sale to 'boost solvency'

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Ping An Insurance, the mainland's second-biggest insurer, has no plans to raise more funds in the next two to three years because a pending ... Ping An's solvency margin ratio- a measure of an insurer's ability to settle claims- stood at 166.7 per cent at the end of last year, 31.2 percentage points lower than the previous ...




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