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  • Banks' hybrid capital promises higher yield for insurers amid lurking systemic risk

    The recent issuance of bank-issued hybrid capital presents additional investment opportunities for China's insurers which are starved for long-term investable assets, given declining investment yields and stricter portfolio rules, notes S&P Global Ratings.

    China | 23 Aug 2019
  • Medium & high net worth individuals voice their insurance preferences

    Medium and high net worth individuals in China are very concerned about personal health issues, and thus are willing to purchase health insurance and pension insurance, according to the findings of a survey released by Xinhuanet and Taiping Life.

    China | 23 Aug 2019
  • China: Increased bank stock holdings by insurers heighten concentration risk

    Linkages between China's banks and insurers are strengthening, with major banks set to raise large amounts of capital over the next 18 months, notes S&P Global Ratings. Insurers are natural buyers of the banks' capital instruments, which offer yield, duration, and supportive regulatory settings.

    Asia | 21 Aug 2019
  • This insurance giant is set to split by this year

    This insurance giant delivered Asia-led growth in the first half of 2019. It is also set to complete its demerger in the fourth quarter of 2019 and preparations are complete for its move to Group-wide supervision by the Hong Kong Insurance Authority.

    Agents | 15 Aug 2019
  • Half of China's 1H2019 green bond issuance meets international definitions

    In the first half of 2019, total green bond issuance from China reached $21.8bn, a 62% increase year on year, largely due to contributions from regional banks and the private sector as a whole, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), an international organisation working solely to mobilise the $100tn bond market for climate change solutions.

    China | 09 Aug 2019
  • Top 5 stories in July 2019

    What got our readers' attention in the month of July? Get up to speed here and be sure share this with your fellow practitioners. Good things must share.

    Agents | 02 Aug 2019
  • India: Insurers allowed to enter into inter-creditor pacts

    The insurance regulator IRDAI has permitted insurance companies to sign inter-creditor agreements (ICA) for the resolution of stressed assets.

    Asia | 01 Aug 2019
  • Egypt: Insurers increase investment in T Bills

    The Egyptian insurance market increased its total investments in treasury bills to more than EGP13bn ($782m) in 2018, compared with EGP12.2bn in 2017, an increase of 0.7%, to achieve guaranteed investment return, according to the latest official statistics issued by the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA).

    Middle East | 24 Jul 2019
  • India: Life insurance giant to offer US$18bn line of credit for highway projects

    Insurance giant LIC has agreed to offer a line of credit amounting to INR1,250bn ($18bn) by 2024 to fund highway projects, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

    Asia | 22 Jul 2019
  • Japanese life insurer partners investment bank to establish VC fund for Myanmar start-ups

    Riding on the long-term economic collaboration between Japan and Myanmar, Taiyo Life Insurance has partnered Japanese investment bank Daiwa Securities Group to establish a $30m venture capital fund in Myanmar. The fund would be used to invest in local start-ups and will mature in 12 years with an investment period of five years, reported Myanmar Times.

    Asia | 18 Jul 2019

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