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China Insurer PICC Cuts Size of IPO in Response to Collapse in Market Prices

The People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Ltd., the nation’s largest property insurer, cut the size of a planned first-time domestic share sale and indicated it will proceed when the market improves. The company will offer a maximum of 1.8 …

Update: Swiss Re Weighs Investment in Chinese Insurer Anbang, Say Sources

China’s attempts to find new investors for Anbang Insurance Group Co. are gathering pace, as Cerberus Capital Management LP to Swiss Re AG size up the embattled insurer and its overseas operations. Cerberus and Swiss Re are among parties that …

Singapore’s Temasek Has Held Talks to Buy Stake in China’s Anbang: Sources

Singapore’s state investment firm, Temasek Holdings Pte, has held talks with Chinese authorities about acquiring a stake in Anbang Insurance Group Co. as well as some of its assets, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Temasek has been …

Stolen Apple IDs Used by Hackers to Steal Cash, Warn Chinese Digital Payments Firms

Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd. warned that cyber attackers employed stolen Apple IDs to break into customers’ accounts and made off with an unknown amount of cash, in a rare security breach for China’s top digital payments providers. …

China Plans to Hike Number of Financial Institutions Deemed Too Big to Fail: Sources

China plans to increase the number of companies it deems systemically important financial institutions, people familiar with the matter said, a sign that policy makers are stepping up crisis-prevention efforts as the nation’s debt burden swells to unprecedented levels. Regulators …

Ping An Eyes Bid For Prudential’s Asia Business, in Biggest Outward M&A: Sources

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. is considering buying Prudential Plc’s Asia business, people familiar with the matter said, a deal that would reshape Asia’s booming insurance industry and mark the biggest-ever Chinese acquisition. Ping An has sounded out the Chinese …

China’s Fosun Weighs Acquisition of Belgian Insurer Ageas

Fosun International Ltd., the Chinese group backed by billionaire Guo Guangchang, is considering an offer for all or parts of Belgian insurer Ageas in what could be its boldest move to expand its international footprint, people familiar with the matter …

China Formalizes Easing of Foreign Investment Curbs on Range of Industries

China is slowly following through on pledges to open up to foreigners, as an impending trade war with the U.S. focuses attention on Beijing’s grip over doing business in the world’s second-largest economy. On Thursday the government formalized the easing …

China’s State-Run Insurance Funds Feel Strain of Baby Boom

Chinese President Xi Jinping wants women to have more babies. That’s proving to be a costly goal. After government-run insurance funds paying for maternity leaves suffered revenue shortfalls for the first time, Xi’s government has begun taking steps to shore …

Troubled Chinese Insurer Anbang Interviews Banks About Asset Divestments: Sources

Anbang Insurance Group Co., the troubled Chinese insurer seized by the government, is interviewing investment banks to advise on potential asset divestments, people with knowledge of the matter said. The once-acquisitive insurer plans to hire an adviser to manage the …