China Re Capital Management has signed an agreement for the country's first long-term rental residential development since the authorities allowed insurers to invest in such projects.
A senior insurance industry executive has suggested that insurers fund the construction of residential property on land granted by the government, in order to solve the housing needs of young Taiwanese.
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Private wealth in the UAE saw positive growth of 8% between 2016 and 2017, and this growth is projected to remain steady over the next five years, according to a new report.
A major general insurance company in Japan is considering expanding its nursing care business across Asia to respond to the rapid aging of populations in the region -- a move that is expected to boost the number of workers in the industry.
The CBIRC has released a set of guidelines titled "Interim Measures for the Administration of the Use of Personal Tax Deferred Commercial Endowment Insurance Funds" to regulate the use of tax-deferred pension funds, and to promote the healthy development of a pilot scheme for tax-deferred pension funds.
China's Anbang Insurance Group is looking to sell overseas properties worth about $10bn to shore up its balance sheet as part of a government-backed rescue, reports Reuters citing three people with knowledge of the matter said.
Corporate and infrastructure sukuk issuance in the GCC declined in the first half of this year, S&P Global Ratings has noted. S&P expects the 2018 GCC issuance volumes to remain well below 2017 levels.
Increased market volatility linked to rising trade tensions, elevated geopolitical risk and policy uncertainty and weaker corporate creditworthiness weighed on global financial conditions in the first half of 2018, according to Moody's Investors Service.
Asia is poised to be the next frontier for the growth of insurance linked securities (ILS) as ILS funds continue to diversify their investment portfolios, according to Ms Jacqueline Loh, deputy managing director of MAS at the Artemis ILS Asia 2018 Conference on 12 July.