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Milliman Report on Europe, Japan, Asia Insurers Sees Increased Embedded Value

Global consulting and actuarial firm Milliman, Inc. has announced the availability of two new reports detailing embedded value (EV) results for 32 major insurance companies in Europe and Japan and 14 major insurance companies operating in Asia. The reports examine …

Japan Post’s IPO Fully Subscribed After Two Days; at Least $10B to Be Raised

Japan’s government received orders for all the shares it’s offering in Japan Post Holdings Co. and its banking and insurance units after the first two days of bookbuilding, people with knowledge of the matter said. Investor orders through Oct. 9 …

Japan Post’s IPO Listings – Which Include Insurer Unit – Could Raise Nearly $12B

State-owned Japan Post on Wednesday set indicative price ranges for a trio of initial public offerings in what it hopes to make a ‘must-have’, $12 billion privatization, Japan’s biggest in three decades. In IPOs set for Nov. 4 squarely targeted …

Dujuan Strengthens; Threatens Ryukyu’s, Japan,Taiwan, China: AccuWeather

AccuWeather has reported that Tropical Storm Dujuan is on track to strengthen into a powerful typhoon with Japan’s Ryukyu Islands in its path and mainland Japan, Taiwan and eastern China on alert for potential impacts. “Dujuan has been steadily strengthening …

Typhoon Goni Makes Landfall on Japan, Causing Injuries, Evacuations

Typhoon Goni made landfall on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu, causing injuries and prompting evacuation orders. Cancellations of airline and train service affected thousands of people. Goni, which had been the strength of a category 3 hurricane, came ashore in …

AIG Focuses on Integrating Japan Businesses, Rather Than Additional M&As

American International Group Inc. plans to sit out the unprecedented wave of insurance industry deal-making and instead focus on integrating businesses in Japan. The timetable for merging AIU with Fuji Fire & Marine has been pushed back to 2016 or …

Japan Earthquake Premiums to Rise as Insurers Reassess Risk After Fukushima

Japan’s insurance companies are pushing for an average 19 percent increase in earthquake premiums as they reassess risk following the unprecedented magnitude 9 quake four years ago. The increase could come into effect in January 2017, according to the Ministry of Finance …

Tokio Marine to Use Citic for China Growth, as It Steps Up Overseas Expansion

Tokio Marine Holdings Inc., fresh from its biggest acquisition in the U.S., is now looking for opportunities in China. The insurer plans to utilize its ties with Citic Group Corp., China’s biggest conglomerate, to expand in the country, Tsuyoshi Nagano, …

Tokio Marine to Buy HCC for $7.5B in Biggest Ever Deal by Japanese Insurer

Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. agreed to buy HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. for about $7.5 billion in the biggest acquisition by a Japanese insurer, stepping up an overseas expansion to counter stagnation at home. Tokio Marine will pay $78 in cash …

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Plans to Buy 15% Stake in French Reinsurer SCOR

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings Inc. will buy a 15 percent stake in French reinsurer SCOR SE in potentially its biggest investment abroad amid diminishing opportunities for growth at home. The insurer will initially buy 7.8 percent from Swiss fund Patinex …