China News

Anbang Expands Reach With Diverse Investments in China, Europe & US

Anbang Insurance Group Co., the Chinese insurer that’s buying New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, is expanding at home with investments from China Minsheng Banking Corp. to Financial Street Holdings Co. The insurer became the largest shareholder of Minsheng Bank with a 9.1 …

China Forms 1st Insurance Fund to Cap Financial Risk in Shadow Banking

China on Friday set up its first insurance fund for its $2.1 trillion trust industry in a move to reduce financial risk in shadow banking, the country’s banking regulator said. The fund, jointly established by China Trustee Association and 13 trust firms, will …

China Moving to Ease Rules on Foreign Participation in Financial Services

China is moving to raise its global competitiveness by loosening restrictions on foreign investment in more manufacturing and services sectors, the country’s top regulator said. In a draft foreign investment catalog China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) cut the number of …

China’s PICC P&C Plans $1.2 Billion Rights Offer

PICC Property & Casualty Co., China’s biggest non-life insurer, said it plans to raise 7.25 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) in a rights offer in Hong Kong and China to replenish capital. The shares dropped. The insurer will offer 0.9 rights …

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 …