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  • Philippines: Insurers allowed to undertake securities borrowing & lending

    The Insurance Commission (IC) is allowing insurers to participate in securities borrowing and lending (SBL) transactions, subject to regulatory approval.

    Asia | 16 Sep 2019
  • Taiwan: Regulator mulls changes to risk-capital charge for bond ETF investments

    Taiwan's top financial regulator is considering new rules that could raise the cost of investing in bond exchange-traded funds for insurance companies, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

    Asia | 16 Sep 2019
  • Thailand: Regulator may ease liability adequacy rules

    The Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) wants to ease the liability adequacy test (LAT) computation for life insurance companies to alleviate the impact of falling bond yields on businesses.

    Asia | 16 Sep 2019
  • China: Anbang sells 15 US hotels to consortium

    A consortium led by South Korea's Mirae Asset Global Investments has agreed to buy 15 hotels in the US from Chinese troubled insurer Anbang Insurance Group, reported Reuters.

    Asia | 13 Sep 2019
  • Thinking Ahead Institute reveals top 15 extreme risks for investors

    The Thinking Ahead Institute's (TAI) 'Extreme risks 2019 report and ranking', which categorises rare events that could have a high impact on global economic growth and asset returns, has a new top three- global temperature change, global trade collapse and cyber warfare.

    Asia Risk | 11 Sep 2019
  • South Korea: Insurers urged to diversify forex hedging methods in face of rising costs

    Korean insurers have been advised to diversify their foreign exchange hedging strategies as hedging costs soar due to the reversal of interest rates between the US and South Korea.

    Asia | 11 Sep 2019
  • Turkey: Asset risk is a drag on insurers' credit profiles

    The credit quality of the Turkish insurance sector may continue to weaken given the macro-economic pressure on the quality of insurers' assets, Fitch Ratings says in a new report. Asset quality is likely to remain the key rating weakness for Turkish insurers in the medium term.

    Middle East | 10 Sep 2019
  • India: Regulators cooperate to develop fixed income market

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is working with other financial regulators, including the IRDAI, to improve the Indian interest rate market through the development of a securities lending product that could allow participation from insurers, pension funds and mutual funds, the central bank's deputy governor B P Kanungo has said.

    Asia | 10 Sep 2019
  • Immediate action deemed imperative to decarbonise Belt & Road countries

    Strong action is needed to decarbonise more than $12tn in expected infrastructure investment in Belt and Road (B&R) countries in order to ensure that the Paris Agreement climate goals are met, according to a world first independent quantitative study of B&R countries' development trends and emissions pathways.

    China | 06 Sep 2019
  • Robust investment markets propel 8% jump in total reinsurance capital

    Total capital dedicated to the global reinsurance industry saw an 8% increase to $559bn at the half-year point of 2019 from a re-stated $518bn at year-end 2018. Strong investment markets are said to be the main driver of the industry's capital growth according to findings from the latest reinsurance market report from Willis Re, the reinsurance business of broker Willis Towers Watson.

    Asia | 05 Sep 2019


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