China insurance market News

China’s Ant Group Wins Final Nod from Securities Watchdog for $35B IPO

China’s Ant Group has won the final nod from the country’s top securities watchdog for the registration of its Shanghai offering, the regulator said on Wednesday, clearing the last regulatory hurdle for its $35 billion dual-listing. Ant, the fintech company …

Ant Group Eyes Raising $17.5 Billion via Hong Kong IPO Without Cornerstone Investors

China’s Ant Group plans to raise about half of its $35 billion dual listing via the Hong Kong leg, without setting up a cornerstone tranche and betting on strong demand from institutional investors even without lock-up commitments, sources said. Backed …

Chinese Crowdfunding, Insurance Site Waterdrop Raises $230 Million, Plans U.S. IPO

Chinese online insurance technology platform Waterdrop Inc. has raised $230 million in a new funding round led by reinsurer Swiss Re and Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, it said on Thursday. Waterdrop’s existing investors, including IDG Capital and Wisdom Choice …

Alibaba’s Ant Group Makes Preparatory Filing in China for Giant IPO

Ant Group, the fintech arm of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding, has made a preparatory filing with China’s securities regulator for its planned blockbuster initial public offering. The group, China’s biggest mobile payments company, said in July it had …

China Re Is Weighing Establishing U.S. Operation: Reuters

BEIJING, April 1 (Reuters) – China Reinsurance Group Corp said on Wednesday it will carefully consider its plan to set up a business entity in the United States, based on its global strategy and the implementation of Sino-U.S. phase one …

Chinese Regulator Gears Up for Opening of Financial Sector – and Foreign Competition

Chinese financial institutions are completely capable of coping with foreign competition as the $40 trillion financial sector is freed up, the central bank said on Thursday, after China and the United States signed a initial deal on trade. The bank …

Finance, Insurance Sector ‘Wins’ in U.S.-China Trade Deal Seem Familiar

The long-awaited U.S.-China trade deal touted wins for U.S. companies looking to access China’s $40 trillion financial sector, but many of the changes were already in the works, with Beijing having stepped up the pace of liberalization last year. Under …

What the New U.S.-China Trade Agreement Says on Insurance

President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed an economic and trade agreement that promises to increase the agricultural and other goods and services China will buy from the U.S. by $200 billion. For its part, the U.S. …

China Regulator Tells Banks, Insurers to Do More for Private Firms

China’s banking and insurance regulator said on Monday it had told all of the country’s banks to sharply increase lending to private companies, as policymakers step up support for the slowing economy. Big state-owned commercial banks should increase outstanding loans …

China Regulator to Retain Control of Anbang Insurance Group Until Next Year

China’s banking and insurance regulator said on Friday it will extend its control of Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd. for one year to Feb. 22, 2020. The regulator will maintain the stable operation of Anbang and protect the interests of …