Jurisdiction: Hong Kong

Sluggish Growth of Taiwanese Life Insurance Business and Competition in the Industry

Taiwan is the second largest market in the Asia-Pacific region after Japan in terms of insurance density. However, it was reported by Asia Insurance Review on 28 August 2013 that the combination of persisting low interest rates, sluggish business growth, weak underlying profitability and increasing competition have driven Taiwanese life insurers to invest more in high risk assets, such as real estate, securities with higher potential profit margin and overseas assets. 

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Proposed Public Tender for the Coverage of Medical Liability Insurance Pool in Shanghai

In 2002, Shanghai implemented the medical liability insurance system. Since then, more than 400 hospitals in Shanghai have participated in the system and 13,463 claims have been filed and recorded in the first 10 years following implementation. Among these claims, some of them have been successfully resolved, while many of the claims have not been dealt with satisfactorily. 

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