Hong Kong News

Hong Kong Plunging into ‘Panic and Chaos,’ Says Leader, as Protests Continue

Flights leaving Hong Kong were disrupted for a second day on Tuesday, plunging the former British colony deeper into turmoil as its stockmarket fell to a seven-month low, and its leader said it had been pushed into a state of …

Hong Kong Protestors Move to Shut Down Financial Hub with General Strike

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned of a “very dangerous situation” as protesters moved to shut down the Asian financial hub with a general strike on Monday after a ninth straight weekend of unrest in opposition to China’s tightening grip. …

New York Reclaims Top Financial Center Title from London

New York once again has bragging rights as the world’s leading financial center, having reclaimed the title from London where Brexit continues to cast a shadow of uncertainty over the UK economy. However, the Big Apple ought to be worried …

China Taiping Insurance in Talks to Buy $1.3B Building in Hong Kong: Sources

A unit of state-owned China Taiping Insurance Group is in advanced talks to acquire a newly built office tower in Hong Kong from Henderson Land Development Co., according to people with knowledge of the matter. China Taiping is negotiating to …

Uber Drivers Arrested in Hong Kong for Driving Without Insurance

Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of a clamp down against Uber Technologies Inc.’s operations in the Asian financial city. The arrests marked the latest upset for the San Francisco-based technology company, …

Hong Kong Agents, China Insurers Face Tech-Related Disruptions: 2017 Predictions, Part 4

The twin forces of regulation and technology will see the emergence of new distribution models in 2017. This sounds like a commonly heard disrupter scenario for the U.S. and European markets, but it’s actually a prediction for the future of …

XL Catlin Appoints Chambers as Country Manager, Hong Kong – Insurance

XL Catlin’s insurance operations announced the appointment of Jamie Chambers as country manager for Hong Kong. In his new role, Chambers will be responsible for driving XL Catlin’s insurance business and market presence in Hong Kong. He takes on this …

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Licensed to Offer Non-Life Insurance in Hong Kong

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions announced that its wholly owned Luxembourg subsidiary, Swiss Re International SE, has obtained formal authorization from the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance Hong Kong to carry on general insurance business in or from Hong Kong. …

QBE to Supply General Insurance Products for Manulife Customers in Hong Kong

Manulife (International) Ltd. and QBE Hongkong & Shanghai Insurance Ltd. have formed an exclusive distribution agreement whereby QBE will supply general insurance products in Hong Kong for distribution through Manulife’s agents. Designed to complement Manulife’s life, pensions and wealth management …

Hiscox to Sell Hong Kong Division of DirectAsia Business to Well Link Group

Hiscox, the specialist insurance group, announced it has reached an agreement to sell the Hong Kong division of its DirectAsia business to Well Link Group Holdings Ltd., a member of a Hong Kong-based financial conglomerate. The transaction, which will allow …