Chinese market News

Germany, China Agree to Expand Market Access in Insurance, Banking, Finance

Germany and China on Friday signed agreements to strengthen coordination in banking, finance and capital markets, and pledged to further open market access and deepen cooperation to broaden economic ties. The agreements were reached after a two-day visit to Beijing …

Germany, China Discuss Ways to Improve Market Access for Insurers, Banks

Germany and China are working on ways to improve market access for each other’s banks and insurers, the German finance minister said on Thursday, and he welcomed plans by China and the United States to ease trade tensions through talks. …

Marsh Launches China Desk in Dubai to Tap Growing Business Links

Marsh, one of the world’s largest insurance brokers and risk advisers, has launched a China desk in Dubai to benefit from growing commercial links between China, the Middle East and Africa, its regional chief executive said. The subsidiary of U.S. …

AXA to Buy Remaining 50% Stake in AXA Tianping for China Growth

AXA announced it has entered into an agreement with the current domestic shareholders of AXA Tianping Property & Casualty Insurance Co. Ltd. to acquire the remaining 50 percent stake of the company. Total consideration for the acquisition of the 50 …

China Eyes Allowing Foreign Insurers to Own Local Joint Ventures: Sources

China will accept applications early next year from foreign insurers seeking to take control of their local joint ventures and is even weighing giving them full ownership earlier than flagged, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The regulator …

Standard Club Asia, Ping An to Jointly Offer P&I Cover for China’s Shipowners

The Standard Club Asia Ltd., managed by Charles Taylor Mutual Management (Asia) Pte Ltd., entered into a cooperation agreement with Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Co. of China Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, Standard Asia and Ping …

China’s Swine Fever Outbreaks Blamed on Feeding Kitchen Waste to Pigs

China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it would ban the feeding of kitchen waste to pigs after linking the practice to the majority of the early cases of African swine fever. The statement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural …

Insurance Data for Sale in China – Despite Strict Data Protection Laws

When William Zhang’s car insurance was about to expire in March, he didn’t need to look far for renewal options. In the two months before the policy was up Zhang received calls almost daily from insurers trying to sell him …

China’s Ping An Insurance Profits Rise 34% in First Half, Biggest in 10 Years

Ping An Insurance Group Co of China , the country’s largest insurer by market value, on Tuesday reported its biggest half-yearly profit in at least a decade on robust customer growth. The results underline strength in Ping An’s business versus …

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 …