Business Jan 3, 2016

Major insurers on hunt for M&As

The chiefs of Japan's top insurance companies are eager to keep pursuing mergers and acquisitions abroad because the domestic market is expected to shrink, interviews show. In 2015, Nippon Life Insurance Co. bought smaller rival Mitsui Life Insurance Co. and National Australia Bank's insurance business, ...

Business / Corporate May 19, 2015

Nippon Life to buy insurance agencies operator

Nippon Life Insurance Co. plans to acquire an operator of independent insurance agencies to expand sales channels and better respond to customer demands, sources close to the matter said Tuesday. Nippon Life, one of the biggest Japanese life insurers, will buy a more than 90 ...

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 ...