Insurance industry news made with Ping An sale to CP Group

China Insurance industry news

The acquisition is reported to have been for a total $9.4 billion for a 15.57 percent stake in the insurer. The news has now been released that the Charoen Pokphand Group is taking its first steps into the insurance industry, with the acquisition of 15.57 percent of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China. The purchase of the stake in the Chinese insurer was from HSBC Holdings. The announcement from HSBC that it was involved in a negotiation for the sale of its share of Ping An was first made…

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ING Group to abandon plans for combined insurance and investment operations in Europe and Asia

The ING Group, a Dutch financial institution working in the banking and insurance industries, has announced that it will be abandoning its plans for a combined European and Asian insurance investment operation. The company cites economic turmoil in the European region as the primary reason for its change of heart. Future investment and insurance plans are still a possibility for the future, if the European financial crisis is resolved appropriately. The company still has a keen interest in the Asian market, however, and plans to pursue alternative schemes to expand…

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