Formerly part of the American International Group (AIG), which required a US government bailout at the height of the global financial crisis in 2008, Hong Kong-based American International Assurance (AIA) separated from the group in 2009. A plan for UK-based Prudential to buy AIA for US$35.5 billion fell through, and AIA held an initial public offering in Hong Kong in 2010, raising US$20.5 billion.
AIA, the second-largest Asian insurer by market value, expects to expand its business this year by way of organic growth and through its new regional bancassurance deal with Citibank, chief executive Mark Tucker said.Saturday, 22 February, 2014, 4:52am
AIA, the second-largest Asia-based insurer by market value, saw its shares rise to a record in Hong Kong yesterday after its value of new business climbed a stronger-than-expected 26 per cent in the third quarter.19 Oct 2013 - 3:13am
AIA, one of the largest providers of life insurance and pension funds in Asia, reported a higher-than-expected 34 per cent rise in net profit to US$1.93 billion in the six months to May 31. The gains were driven by sales growth and acquisitions.27 Jul 2013 - 5:00am
AIA, the world's fifth-largest insurer, is undeterred by volatile investment markets and low interest rates in its push for further expansion in the region.13 May 2013 - 3:31am
Shares of AIA declined yesterday after American International Group (AIG) priced the sale of its remaining stake in the Hong Kong-listed insurer near the top end of the indicative range.19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am
American International Group (AIG) plans to sell its remaining stake in Hong Kong-listed insurer AIA to raise up to US$6.5 billion, marking the end of the US financial group's almost century-old association with the Asian insurer.18 Dec 2012 - 3:51am
3 directors from HKEx join reduced LME board7 Dec 2012 - 3:23am
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ING Group said it has agreed to sell its Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand insurance businesses to Richard Li Tzar-kai’s Pacific Century Group (PCG) for HK$16.59 billion.19 Oct 2012 - 6:08pm
ING Group, under European Union orders to divest assets, is near an agreement to sell its Hong Kong and Thailand insurance businesses to Richard Li Tzar-kai, three people familiar with the matter said.19 Oct 2012 - 3:33am