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  1. Business - China Business - MARKETS

    Insurance against a China crisis proves a tough sell

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 12:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Insurance against China crisis proves a tough sell Selling insurance against a financial crisis should not be difficult, five years after the last one nearly wrecked the global economy. But when it comes to the mainland, the probability of a full-blown crisis is apparently so remote that hardly anyone will buy an insurance policy against it, no matter how cheap. ...

  2. Directors set to seek litigation cover

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu More company executives might ask firms to buy insurance against legal action as regulations are tightened More Hong Kong-listed firms are likely to buy insurance to protect directors from legal action following changes to disclosure rules and company law. Changes to the Companies Ordinances mean listed companies can directly purchase liability insurance ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Taiwan to renegotiate deal on yuan investment quota

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:52am by BLOOM

    ... are able to negotiate a new RQFII agreement, we don't see any implementation issues," Wang said. "But this type of agreement isn't as binding as a trade agreement, it's ... Wang's FSC oversees an insurance industry that had US$497.4 billion in assets under management at the end of 2013. In an effort to open up investment avenues for these funds, the regulator has ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Ping An’s new business value rebounds as premium sales rise

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 01:47pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Hong Kong Ping An Insurance (Group), whose biggest shareholder HSBC Holdings agreed to sell its 15.6 per cent stake, said growth in new business value recovered in the second half of 2012 after a decline in the first six months. The embedded value of new individual life policies “has resumed growth” and the most profitable, protection-type, 10- year or longer ...

  6. Business - Comment - WHITE

    Insurers should always act in clients' best interests

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com But industry's opposition to requirement to do so in law is perplexing Insurers should always act in clients' best interests Lawmakers are debating a government reform plan to introduce a new law to set up the Independent Insurance Authority. Going by the debates, it appears there are no strong objections to establishing the body ...

  7. When it comes to your home insurance, make sure all the bases are covered

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nicky Burridge moneypost@scmp.com Home insurance has evolved. Many policies now offer personal liability coverage, while others insure valuable belongings (such as cameras, laptops and jewellery) when you take them off your property. Some policies cover these items anywhere in the world. Other common features include coverage against credit card fraud, insurance for the contents ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Sales of traditional insurance products benefit from tighter rules on investment-linked policies

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:51am by Enoch Yiu

    ... traditional life policies, which allow insurance companies to decide how to invest the premiums and pay guaranteed dividends to policyholders. MassMutual also focuses on annuity products, a type ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Insurers back to basics amid new rules A tightening of the regulations on investment-linked insurance policies since July has made insurers shift focus ...

  9. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Calling all retiring types: make sure your superannuation fund stays super

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... retiring types: make sure your superannuation fund stays super We plan to retire to Australia in five to 10 years. Should we transfer our monthly surplus to an Australian superannuation fund so we ... at up to 15 per cent but careful management can reduce this to about 5 per cent per annum. This minor tax niggle stands as a small insurance premium against otherwise potentially hefty taxes ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - INSURANCE

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

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

    ... said. Savings-type life insurance policies in Hong Kong can usually deliver 4 to 5 per cent annual returns, higher than the 1 to 2 per cent offered by mainland policies. In addition, mainland ... insurance to buy list More mainland tourists are buying insurance in Hong Kong- spending HK$15 billion last year- a trend industry insiders fear could lead to complaints if sales are not handled ...




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