Business / Corporate Sep 4, 2018

Japan's Dai-ichi Life to buy Suncorp Life for $460 million

Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it would buy Suncorp Life, an Australian life insurance unit of Suncorp Group, for 640 million Australian dollars ($460 million), the latest overseas expansion for a Japanese insurer grappling with a shrinking domestic market. Dai-ichi Life said in a ...

More firms giving disabled workers key roles

National Apr 4, 2017

More firms giving disabled workers key roles

Japanese companies are working to assign intellectually disabled workers key positions as they seek to create more diverse workplaces. Dai-ichi Life Challenged Co. introduced a system in 2011 enabling people with disabilities to take leadership positions as a means of boosting their morale. The Tokyo-based company ...

Business Apr 28, 2014

Insurers eye foreign bond buys

Three of four major life insurers may buy more foreign bonds in fiscal 2014 ending next March to seek higher returns because yields on Japanese government bond yields are predicted to stay at rock bottom, their asset management plans showed Friday. Life insurers are basically ...