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Chinese Insurers Form Fund to Finance Overseas Energy, Infrastructure Projects

More than 40 Chinese insurance companies and asset managers have jointly started an investment firm, raising 40 billion yuan ($6 billion) for a first fund to finance energy and infrastructure projects overseas, China’s insurance regulator said. The new firm, China Insurance Investment Ltd., will …

China Anti-Terrorism Law Raises Implementation Concerns: European Chamber

The vague wording of China’s new counter-terrorism law raises concerns about how telecommunications carriers and network service providers will be expected to implement the regulations in practice, the European Chamber of Commerce in China said on Tuesday. The law, approved …

Chinese Insurance Investment Rule Changes Send Stocks Lower

China’s stock market posted its biggest one-day fall in two weeks on Thursday, as investor interest in blue chips suddenly cooled after regulators tightened rules for insurers investing in listed firms. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 1.0 percent, to 3,829.40, …

AIG Reportedly to Raise About $750M From Sale of Shares in China’s PICC P&C

American International Group is seeking to raise about $750 million by selling part of its stake in China’s state-run PICC Property and Casualty Co. Ltd., according to a term sheet of the deal seen by IFR on Monday. AIG is …

AXIS Capital to Write Treaty Reinsurance Business via Lloyd’s China Platform

Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced that AXIS Syndicate 1686 has recently received approval from Lloyd’s for the establishment of an underwriting division at Lloyd’s Insurance Company (China) Ltd. The underwriting division will focus on treaty reinsurance business on the …

Shanghai Asian Insurance Brokers Registered as 1st Chinese Lloyd’s Broker

Shanghai Asian Insurance Brokers Co. Ltd. (SAIB) has been registered as the first Chinese Lloyd’s registered broker. Based in Shanghai, SAIB specializes in liability insurance, special risk insurance and reinsurance, SAIB said in a statement, noting that it was insurance consultant …

China’s Fosun Completes Acquisition of Remaining 80% Interest in Ironshore

Ironshore Inc. and Fosun International Ltd. announced that Fosun has completed the acquisition of the remaining 80 percent equity interest in Ironshore. Fosun has received approvals from all relevant regulatory authorities in the United States, the United Kingdom and other …

China Asked to Revise Draft Cyber Security Rules Affecting Insurance Industry

Foreign business lobbies have asked China to substantially revise proposed cyber security regulations for the insurance industry, signaling a dispute that started with the publication of similar bank technology rules earlier this year may widen. The draft regulations, announced by the China Insurance Regulatory …

Lloyd’s China, Tokio Marine Kiln & PICC Sign Intellectual Property Liability Deal

Lloyd’s China, Tokio Marine Kiln and People’s Insurance Company of China Property and Casualty Company (PICC P&C) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide intellectual property infringement liability insurance in China. Signed on Oct. 29 at PICC’s head office in …

Validus Group Appoints Zhou as China Representative

Validus Holdings Ltd. has appointed Ellie Zhou as underwriting manager for Greater China to support the Validus Groups’ existing Chinese customers and expand the firm’s business in the region. China is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing insurance markets …