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Typhoon Rammasun Passes South of Manila, Strengthening Expected: AIR

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Typhoon Rammasun weakened as it crossed the Philippine island of Luzon and passed to the south of Manila, where wind speeds of 60-140 km/hr (37-87 mph) were observed, along with heavy rainfall. Rammasun …

RIMS Wraps Up In Los Angeles, CRO Pay on Rise

It appears the chief risk faced by those in charge of risk programs are sky high taxes. According to a survey by the Risk and Insurance Management Society, which wrapped up a four-day conference in Los Angeles with an announcement …

AIG May Raise up to $6.5 Billion through AIA Share Sale – Sources

American International Group may raise as much as $6.5 billion from the sale of its remaining stake in AIA Group Ltd in Asia’s second-largest block sale ever, exiting a business the U.S. insurer started nearly 100 years ago. The sale …

Thai Group Buys Ping An Stake from HSBC for $9.38 Billion

A conglomerate controlled by Thailand’s richest man, Dhanin Chearavanont, has bought a minority stake in China’s Ping An Insurance for $9.38 billion from global bank HSBC, a bold move that ranks as Asia’s second-largest deal this year. Dhanin’s Charoen Pokphand …

China’s Ping An Considers Legal Action vs. NY Times after Family Wealth Exposé

China’s second-biggest insurance company has threatened to take legal action against the New York Times for reports that Premier Wen Jiabao’s relatives had accumulated massive wealth, largely through holdings in the firm. In a written statement on Monday, Ping An …

AIG, Others to Take up Half of China PICC’s $3.6 Billion Hong Kong IPO

Chinese state-owned insurer PICC Group has secured pledges from American International Group (AIG) and other investors to buy about half of its up to $3.6 billion IPO, set to be the biggest in Hong Kong in two years. The long-awaited …

HSBC in Talks to Sell $9.3 Billion China Ping An Stake

HSBC said it was in talks to sell its $9.3 billion stake in China’s Ping An Insurance, stepping up a program by Europe’s biggest bank to shed non-core parts of its business to boost profitability. HSBC spent $1.7 billion to …

UPDATE: China’s PICC in Talks with AIG as Buyer for $4 Billion HK IPO

China’s PICC Group is in talks with American International Group and others to become cornerstone investors for its planned listing worth up to $4 billion, in what will be Hong Kong’s biggest IPO in two years. State-owned insurer PICC started …

China’s PICC Group to Raise up to $4 Billion in Hong Kong IPO

Chinese state-owned insurer PICC Group started meeting institutional investors in Hong Kong on Thursday to gauge demand for a listing worth up to $4 billion, braving a slump in equity deals with the city’s largest IPO in two years. People’s …

China’s State Insurers Give ‘Thumbs Up’ to Party with 50-year Bond Buy

China’s state-owned insurers gave a vote of confidence in the ruling Communist Party as it winds up its five-yearly congress on Wednesday, taking the long view by snapping up a 50-year bond at a low rate. Sovereign bond rates are …