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Pilot scheme to permit insurers to tap China's mainland interbank bond market
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Macau
  • August 26 2010

The People's Bank of China (PBC) announced on 17 August 2010 a pilot scheme to permit Hong Kong and Macau insurers, banks and certain other financial institutions, with the approval of the PBC, to invest in the Chinese mainland's 48.8 trillion renminbi (US$7.2 trillion) interbank bond market


Insurance companies are given permission to diversify their investments into private equity and real estate sectors
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China
  • November 15 2010

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) recently issued Interim Measures on Investment of Insurance Funds in Private Equity (PE Measures) and the Interim Measures on Investment of Insurance Funds in Real Estate (RE Measures


Hong Kong and Guangdong sign cooperation agreement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China, Hong Kong
  • April 16 2010

The Governor of Guangdong Province, representing the Guangdong Provincial Government, and the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the SAR) signed a Framework Agreement on Hong KongGuangdong Co-operation (the Framework Agreement) at a signing ceremony in Beijing on 7 April 2010


Chinese drywall - Chinese President says that he will look into drywall responsibility
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China, USA
  • April 21 2010

United States Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) reports that, this week, Chinese president Hu Jintao told him this week that he would investigate problems with Chinese manufactured drywall


Chinese consider revising plan for a super regulator
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China
  • May 14 2010

China is considering reviving its plan to set up a super regulator in order to make the government's oversight of the financial sector more efficient and expedient and improve the lack of integration and co-ordination between existing regulators


Insurance market performance in 2009
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China
  • March 12 2010

According to the Statistics on China Insurance Business for 2009 recently published by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), total insurance premiums in China received in 2009 amounted to RMB 1.11 trillion, up 13.8 from 2008


China regulator expands limits on bond investment by insurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China
  • June 24 2010

On 26 May 2010, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (the CIRC) announced that it is considering liberalising current restrictions on investments by People's Republic of China insurance companies in stocks and bonds


Lloyd's China granted licence to write direct insurance
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China
  • June 18 2010

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (the CIRC) has granted Lloyd's China a licence to write direct insurance


China Insurance Regulatory Commission in call for insurers to develop e-insurance
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China
  • June 22 2010

Domestic insurers in China are being encouraged by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (the CIRC) to grow new business through electronic commerce in order to optimize the structure of sales channels and foster the growth of new business


The China Insurance Regulatory Commission proposes to lift interest rate cap
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China
  • August 3 2010

On 11 July 2010 the China Regulatory Commission (the CIRC) stated that it proposed to remove restrictions on insurance companies in China in deciding the assumed (or guaranteed) interest rates for "conventional" (non-participating) life insurance policies in order to protect consumers' interests and encourage innovation in the sector