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Zhongan Online P&C Insurance Pulls H.K. IPO Plans; China Listing Eyed: Sources

Zhongan Online P&C Insurance Co. scrapped plans for an initial public offering in Hong Kong or the U.S. and is instead focusing on a listing in mainland China, people familiar with the matter said. Lukewarm overseas interest and an attempt …

Chinese Forced into Massive Debt to Pay for Vital Healthcare

As China’s medical bills rise steeply, outpacing government insurance provision, patients and their families are increasingly turning to loans to pay for healthcare, adding to the country’s growing burden of consumer debt. While public health insurance reaches nearly all of …

Update: Russell Investment Exits Joint Venture With China’s Ping An

Russell Investment Management and China’s Ping An Insurance Group said they have terminated their investment joint venture after four years, the latest sign of friction between foreign fund managers and their Chinese partners. The joint venture, launched in March 2011, …

China Taiping Insurance Stock Jumps After Tech Moguls Join $1.7B Share Sale

China Taiping Insurance Holdings Co. jumped the most in more than six years after people with knowledge of the matter said China’s two richest technology moguls joined its $1.7 billion share sale. Taiping advanced 16 percent to HK$32.80 at 11:02 …

AIG Seeks $507 Million Through Sale of Some of Its Shares in China’s PICC

American International Group Inc. is seeking as much as $507 million through the sale of part of its holding in PICC Property & Casualty Co., China’s biggest non-life insurer. AIG, the largest commercial insurer in the U.S., is offering about …

Tantrums, Concubines, Hotpot Burns, Smog: China Insurers Have it Covered

Your child throws a tantrum and smashes something? Take out “naughty child insurance”. Similarly, buy cover against your bride becoming pregnant before the honeymoon, your team being knocked out of the soccer World Cup, burning your tongue eating hotpot or …

After Food Safety Scares, China Retailer Offers Baby Milk Insurance

A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety in China. Suning Commerce Group Ltd, which owns the Redbaby chain of stores, …

China Regulators Order Insurers to End Smog Coverage

Chinese regulators have told the country’s two largest insurers to stop selling coverage against smog, a week after such policies were launched, the China Daily reported on Thursday. The newspaper did not say why the country’s insurance watchdog had ordered …