China broadens investigation into insurance regulator

Two more officials said to have been questioned after Xiang Junbo's "serious violations"


Swiss Re takes $350m loss from cyclone Debbie

First quarter net income down nearly 50% from last year to $656m


AIG takes $100m hit from Ogden rate cut

Partially offset by amortisation of deferred gain from Berkshire Hathaway reinsurance


IAIS announces workplan for activities-based systemic rules

HLA requirements to apply from 2022


South Korean life insurers' earnings drop 25%

Sector's losses mainly from policy surrenders


MetLife hedges hit by rising rates

GAAP accounting loss of $3.2bn on currency, equity and interest rate derivatives


Philippines supervisor predicts growth despite higher capital requirements

Optimism defies closures and mergers among insurers


Agenda 2017 part 2: Disaster and disruption

Trump, the rise of populism, the soft reinsurance market, internal model updates, cyber risk, tech disruption and the possibility of rising rates present insurers with threats and opportunities in equal measure. Callum Tanner reports


Taiwan government finds buyer for beleaguered Chaoyang Life

Nan Shan Life Insurance wins numerous sweeteners as part of its purchase


Agenda 2017 part 1: Insurers prepare for another volatile year

Brexit, Solvency II look-through disclosures, SFCR reports, the Treasury Select Committee inquiry into Solvency II and the fallout from the Eiopa stress tests all present a daunting year ahead for insurance risk managers. Callum Tanner reports