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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


Insurance institutions may invest in corporate debentures
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China
  • January 12 2010

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), the insurance industry regulator in the People's Republic of China, issued a circular on 31 December 2009, permitting insurance institutions to invest in corporate debentures which are issued in the domestic inter-bank market provided that the corporate debentures satisfy the relevant applicable requirements and have a credit rating of AAA or a long-term credit rating equivalent to AAA assigned by domestic credit rating institutions


Draft Tentative Measures for the Administration of the Use of Insurance Funds
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China
  • January 13 2010

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) released on 25 December 2009 Draft Tentative Measures for the Administration of the Use of Insurance Funds (the "Draft Tentative Measures") for public consultation


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


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


Hong Kong: yuan liberalisation boosts insurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • China, Hong Kong
  • July 29 2010

On 20 July 2010, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Beijing signed an historic agreement allowing Hong Kong to become the first yuan clearing centre outside mainland China


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


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


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 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