Economy of Taiwan

Central Taipei is a stable and healthy property market, but lacks strong returns. Photo: AFP

Taiwan insurers go global in search of returns

Passing through Taipei's major business districts, it is common to see office buildings adorned with names of insurance companies. Indeed, about half of the grade-A office buildings in the city are owned by domestic insurers, with these companies accounting for about 40 per cent of turnover in the past few years.