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    1. September 29, 2014

      London’s property tipping points

      London’s property market has boomed since the global financial crisis receded, but many in the real estate sector are...

    2. August 6, 2014

      China Life poised to take $250m stake in TPG

      China Life is set to inject $250m into TPG, in one of the first Chinese investments in the buyout industry since CIC took a...

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    1. June 20, 2014

      China Life takes majority stake in Canary Wharf tower

      Chinese state-backed insurance group China Life has taken a majority stake in one of Britain’s biggest office towers, in its...

    2. September 17, 2013

      Takeover talk triggers rally on Hong Kong banks

      Shares in Hong Kong’s last independent banks leapt sharply on a wave of takeover speculation after Wing Hang became the...

    3. beyondbrics

      June 18, 2013

      China: official stock-buying didn't work before and won't work now

      embed1 Central Huijin Investment, a Chinese state-owned investment company, has bought stakes in six of the country’s...

    4. May 6, 2013

      Chinese groups seek $3.6bn through share sales

      Galaxy Securities and Sinopec Engineering on Monday began marketing a total of up to $3.6bn in new share sales, presenting a...

    5. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2013

      Week ahead: 25-29 March

      A look at the week ahead from beyondbrics: the fifth Brics summit, the ECB’s deadline for Cyprus’ bailout deal, and the...

    6. March 13, 2013

      Prudential: splitting image

      Not long now. Three years ago, Prudential chief executive Tidjane Thiam said that hitting 2013 targets would give the...

    7. March 11, 2013

      Stocks rise in afternoon rebound

      Monday 20:15 GMT. After a slower start to the global session, stocks on Wall Street rebounded, pushing the S&P 500 closer to...

    8. December 11, 2012

      Global insurers ‘less risky than banks’

      The largest globally active insurers are smaller, less dependent on short-term funding and less connected to other financial...

    9. December 7, 2012

      AIG to incur $2bn losses from Sandy

      AIG will incur $2bn in pre-tax losses from superstorm Sandy, the insurance group disclosed on Friday – as the company closed...

    10. December 7, 2012

      PICC defies expectations with solid debut

      Chinese insurer PICC Group defied market expectations with a strong trading debut, rising 6.9 per cent as Hong Kong’s...

    11. November 30, 2012

      PICC raises $3bn after pricing HK listing

      China’s PICC Group on Friday priced its Hong Kong listing near the bottom of the expected range as a result of muted...

    12. November 25, 2012

      China insurers – PICC and mixed

      The more you own, the more you want to protect it. Pledge to double incomes, as Hu Jintao, until recently, China’s...

    13. November 22, 2012

      AIG and PICC explore China joint venture

      AIG is in talks with China’s PICC Group over a potential joint venture to sell life and other insurance products across the...

    14. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2012

      PICC: leaner pickings

      embed1 Lean times require mean valuations. And so it is with Chinese state-owned insurer PICC Group, which has cut back the...

    15. November 16, 2012

      AIG and JC Flowers line up for PICC stake

      AIG and JC Flowers are among the leading contenders to take big stakes in China’s PICC Group ahead of the insurance...

    16. November 16, 2012

      Tokyo exporters jump on yen weakness

      Japanese stocks extended gains into a second day on Friday amid expectations that December’s election will lead to further...

    17. October 23, 2012

      China widens insurers’ investment options

      China has opened a new area of alternative investments to the country’s insurance companies, giving them a wider range of...

    18. October 18, 2012

      Asian stocks boosted by China growth

      Asia stocks gained ground after risk appetite was buoyed by Chinese data that showed the country’s economy expanded largely...

    19. September 27, 2012

      Stimulus speculation lifts Chinese stocks

      Chinese stocks in Shanghai and Hong Kong rose sharply as speculation intensified that Beijing was to announce measures to...

    20. September 24, 2012

      China stocks edge up on stimulus hopes

      The Shanghai Composite bucked a trend for wider losses in Asia on Monday, on hopes that Beijing will introduce stimulus...

    21. August 29, 2012

      Tech stocks lift Asian equity markets

      Technology stocks led Asian indices to modest gains on Wednesday as the region’s smartphone makers appeared to shake off the...

    22. August 13, 2012

      Chinese financial stocks tumble

      Asian shares lost ground on Monday, led lower by the biggest single day fall on the Shanghai Composite seen in nearly a...

    23. July 17, 2012

      Stimulus hopes boost China and Hong Kong

      Asian shares gained ground on Tuesday, with a particularly strong showing in Hong Kong as financial and infrastructure...

    24. June 20, 2012

      Hong Kong slips down the IPO rankings

      Hong Kong’s crown has slipped. After leading the world by the amount raised from initial public offerings from 2009 to 2011,...

    25. June 13, 2012

      Asia edges higher but Europe fears linger

      Asian stocks made tentative gains but markets remained cautious over Europe after Spanish bonds yields hit euro-era highs on...

    26. May 30, 2012

      China stimulus disappointment hits stocks

      Asian shares fell on Wednesday as hopes for extensive Chinese stimulus measures were dashed while concerns grew over Spanish...

    27. beyondbrics

      March 25, 2012

      The week ahead: Mar 26 - Apr 1

      Lots of interest rate decisions this week, as well as Obama’s trip to South Korea, and Monti’s tour around Asia. But the...

    28. March 7, 2012

      China Life: hard knocks

      Life insurance in China should be a neat investment proxy for some of the country’s biggest structural changes – an ageing...

    29. March 7, 2012

      Asian insurers lead losses on HSBC sale

      Asian shares fell for a third consecutive session, with resource and financial stocks leading decliners, amid increased...

    30. March 5, 2012

      China growth concerns worry Asian markets

      Asian shares got the week off to a softer start as investors became cautious about the liquidity-driven rally while...

    31. February 24, 2012

      AIA

      The life assurance industry lives on our dreams of financial protection and a comfortable future. So it is fitting that AIG...

    32. February 24, 2012

      Sunshine Oilsands HK listing raises $575m

      Sunshine Oilsands, a Canadian tar sands company, has raised $575m in a Hong Kong initial public offering after pricing its...

    33. January 31, 2012

      Hang Seng has best January in 16 years

      Asian shares climbed after reports that stuttering progress had been made in debt talks with Greece’s creditors, helping...

    34. January 30, 2012

      Sunshine Oilsands heads for HK IPO

      Sunshine Oilsands, a Canadian tar sands company backed by Chinese state-owned enterprises, has shunned Toronto and will next...

    35. January 26, 2012

      Fed stand on interest rates boosts Asia

      Asian shares climbed on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates low for a longer than...

    36. December 29, 2011

      Asian corporate bond market matures

      The Asian corporate bond market may finally have come of age this year, as issuance reached record levels both for the year...

    37. December 16, 2011

      IPO activity fails to boost Asian equities

      Asian shares fell this week as concerns over global growth intensified, driven by the deepening gloom surrounding the...

    38. December 15, 2011

      Chow Tai Fook fails to sparkle on HK debut

      Chow Tai Fook’s trading debut on Thursday failed to sparkle as a combination of eurozone woes and fears of a slowdown in...

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