Singapore market News

Singapore Prepares for Worst of Climate Change with $72B Defense Plan

Singapore has a reputation for planning ahead. When it comes to climate change, it’s planning for the worst. While governments around the world are struggling to meet the goals of the Paris agreement — keeping the global temperature increase to …

Aviva to Retain China, Singapore Businesses After Conducting Asian Review

Aviva Plc, the U.K. insurer that’s overhauling some businesses as part of its chief executive officer’s turnaround plan, is to retain its Chinese joint venture as well as assets in its biggest market, Singapore. The firm will continue to explore …

Allianz, MS&AD, Other Suitors in Race to Buy Aviva’s Asia Units for Up to $2.5B: Sources

German insurer Allianz, Nippon Life and MS&AD Insurance are vying with rivals to buy the Singapore and Vietnam businesses of Britain’s Aviva in a deal likely to be worth up to $2.5 billion, sources said. Canada’s Sun Life Financial and …

Chubb appoints Kwan as Division Head of Property & Casualty for Singapore

Chubb announced the appointment of Eric Kwan as division head of Property & Casualty for Singapore, effective Aug.5, 2019. He reports to Scott Simpson, Chubb’s country president for Singapore. In Kwan’s new role, he has overall responsibility for leading Chubb’s …

Gallagher Buys IBS Re Singapore, 40% Stake in Indonesia’s IBS Insurance Broking

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced it has acquired a 40 percent equity stake in Indonesian insurance broker and risk management services provider PT IBS Insurance Broking Service, as well as 100 percent of reinsurance broker, IBS Re Singapore. Other …

Shareholders of Singapore Reinsurer ACR Capital Eyeing Sale: Sources

ACR Capital Holdings Pte shareholders are considering reviving a sale of the Singapore reinsurer, less than a year after a deal with Chinese buyers fell apart, people familiar with the matter said. The company’s owners, which include Temasek Holdings Pte …

Qatar Re Ceases Writing Business from Singapore Branch Office

Qatar Reinsurance Co. Ltd. has announced that, with effect from 20 July 2018, it has ceased writing new and renewal business from its branch office in Singapore. The company will work closely with its Singapore-based staff, its clients and broking …

Chubb Enhances Work Injury Compensation Product in Singapore

Chubb announced it has enhanced to its Chubb Work Guard product, which is work injury compensation cover for Singapore businesses. The enhanced wording will apply to all risks bound from Jan. 1, 2018, unless separately agreed. At the core of …

AIG Singapore Launches Online Motor Accident Reporting Platform

AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. (AIG Singapore) has launched an online motor accident reporting platform that allows policyholders to make accident reports and commence the claims process online. Designed to streamline the customer experience, AIG Singapore said, the platform …

Fosun’s Peak Re Authorized as Life & General Reinsurer in Singapore

Peak Reinsurance Co. Ltd., the Hong Kong-based reinsurer, announced that the company has been authorized to write life and general reinsurance business in Singapore, effective Nov. 2, 2017. “Asia is our core region. Peak Re has already built a sizable …