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  • Japan: Life insurers show global peers the way forward in an era of low rates

    Major Japanese life insurers remain profitable despite the fact that the life sector has been facing low interest rates for more than two decades, says Moody's Japan.

    Asia | 18 Jun 2018
  • Taiwan: Rising US interest rates expected to have little impact on life insurers

    Rising US interest rates will likely affect bond prices, but the impact could be limited for Taiwan's life insurance sector as life insurers amortise the losses resulting from the fall in bond prices in the longer term, the the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has said.

    Asia | 18 Jun 2018
  • Japanese insurers look at riskier assets

    The Federal Reserve, quantitative easing and the grinding years of low interest rates have caused headaches for many asset managers - but quite spectacular migraines for the insurance sector in Japan.

    AIRPlus | 14 Jun 2018
  • Asia: Insurers well-placed to further development of Belt and Road Initiative projects

    China's multi-trillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will offer the insurance industry and the wider global economy significant growth and investment opportunities. This was the unanimous view shared by industry experts at yesterday's Insurance Summit on Belt and Road Initiative in Singapore. But more importantly, insurers have a critical role to play in supporting the development of projects that are 'investable, legal, feasible and sustainable'.

    Asia | 13 Jun 2018
  • India: Regulator to allow reinsurers to invest abroad

    The Indian insurance regulator, IRDAI, will allow reinsurance companies to invest outside India so as to diversify investment portfolio risk, and to promote the country as a major reinsurance hub.

    Asia | 12 Jun 2018
  • UAE: Huge majority fear insufficient savings for the future

    Around 85% of respondents in the UAE feel that they are still not saving enough for their future, according to a new poll from investment company National Bonds. On a brighter note, this proportion is four percentage points lower compared to a similar survey conducted in 2016.

    Middle East | 06 Jun 2018
  • China: Insurers allowed to invest in long-term rental housing projects

    China's insurers can now invest in long-term rental housing projects, the banking and insurance regulator has announced. The new rules, which took effect on 28 May, broaden investment channels for insurance funds.

    Asia | 06 Jun 2018
  • South Korea: Bad loan rate among insurers rises in 1Q

    The loan delinquency rate among South Korean insurance companies rose in the first quarter of this year as market rates increased on expectations of a Bank of Korea (BOK)'s policy rate hike, data from the financial regulatory authorities show.

    Asia | 05 Jun 2018
  • Anbang claims it has no plans to sell overseas assets

    Anbang Insurance, taken over and bailed out by the Chinese government, has said that it has no plans to raise funds by selling its overseas assets and it has ample cash flow.

    China | 01 Jun 2018
  • Japan: Life insurers' profits boosted by foreign bonds

    Earnings from foreign bonds helped boost core profits at four major Japanese life insurers in the fiscal year ended 31 March 2018 (FY2017), but low domestic interest rates will continue to pressure their investment yields, says Moody's Japan.

    Asia | 01 Jun 2018

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