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      August 23, 2016

      Anbang weighs IPO of life insurance unit

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    2. June 21, 2016

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    1. June 13, 2016

      China Life: chasing unicorns

      One year on from China’s stock market collapse, some casualties are still feeling the pain. Shares in Chinese insurer...

    2. June 13, 2016

      Didi Chuxing secures $600m China Life backing

      Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing app, said it had received a $600m investment from a division of China Life, the...

    3. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Boeing to invest $30m in BOC Aviation IPO

      Boeing has made a rare appearance on the list of cornerstones for a Hong Kong IPO. The aircraft maker is putting US$30m...

    4. February 29, 2016

      Citi to sell stake in China’s Guangfa for $3bn

      Citigroup has struck a $3bn deal to sell an interest in a Chinese lender it took after a takeover battle a decade ago,...

    5. January 25, 2016

      Banking can learn from insurance on systemic risk

      When Italy’s Generali managed to get itself off the global list of systemically important insurance companies in...

    6. December 13, 2015

      China insurer valuations double those of banks as premiums soar

      While investors shun Chinese bank stocks over fears of exposure to rising bad debt and a slowing economy, insurance has...

    7. July 27, 2015

      China markets rout resumes with 8.5% Shanghai sell-off

      The Shanghai stock market saw the second-biggest fall in its history on Monday, posing a dilemma for the Chinese...

    8. July 7, 2015

      China blue-chips get Beijing boost

      China’s biggest listed companies have swiftly become the key line of defence for Beijing’s policy makers as they...

    9. FT Alphaville

      July 7, 2015

      ‘Confidence is more precious than gold' (but blue chips and suspensions also useful)

      From Deutcshe’s Jim Reid this morning: The measures implemented over the weekend now feel like a distant afterthought....

    10. June 26, 2015

      China rout bolsters view bull run is over

      Chinese stocks suffered one of their biggest one-day declines on Friday, fuelling worries that the year-long bull run...

    11. June 17, 2015

      Blue-chips lag in ballooning Chinese stock market

      China’s biggest companies are being left behind in the country’s equity market rally, highlighting local investor focus...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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