|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||20.90 - 20.90|
|52 Week Range||16.78 - 24.55|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.37|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.17|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.65 (2.88%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Uncertainty over how the dispute would be resolved in the one-month deadline set by Washington will reinvigorate a hunt for haven assets in a world already hampered by slowing growth. An easy bet will be to short the expected losers: risk-sensitive currencies from Asia to South America, they say. “To be honest, I thought the dollar would be rising at a much faster pace than this -- markets were pricing in a Goldilocks environment and they were clearly wrong,” said Stephen Miller, an adviser at asset manager GSFM and a former head of fixed income at BlackRock Inc.’s Australian business.
Foreign insurers including Generali and Prudential Plc are in early talks with authorities to enter China's private pensions sector, people with knowledge of the matter said, as Beijing opens up to overseas companies. Hong Kong-based AIA Group and Manulife Financial are also considering similar moves, they said. Beijing gave approval to the first foreign joint-venture firm to establish a pensions insurance business last month and two of the people said China has been running pilot projects in three provinces involving foreign firms.
European shares pared early gains to finish lower on Thursday as optimism around some progress in U.S.-China trade talks were outweighed by losses in banks amid a gloomy outlook for global economic growth and uncertainties around Brexit. The pan-region STOXX 600 index slipped 0.1 percent, with Frankfurt's trade-sensitive index DAX giving up most gains to close 0.08 percent lower, while Madrid and Milan slipped more than half a percent each.
Britain's biggest insurer, Prudential, has transferred 36 billion pounds in customer assets to its new Luxembourg subsidiary ahead of Brexit, it said on Wednesday, as the company reported a six percent rise in operating profit. Insurers and banks have been shifting hundreds of billions of pounds in assets to European Union subsidiaries regardless of the form Brexit takes, reversing decades of European financial market integration and chipping away at the City of London’s dominance. British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a second, heavy parliamentary defeat on the withdrawal deal she struck with the EU on Tuesday, leaving open the possibility of an abrupt, economically damaging Brexit without a transition arrangement.
A loss in Prudential's individual life insurance business and lower operating income in its asset management unit were among the factors that drove the company's fourth-quarter performance. The No. 1 U.S. life insurer by assets reported adjusted operating income, which excludes realized gains and losses from investments, of $1 billion (£772 million), or $2.44 per share, compared with $1.2 billion, or $2.69 per share, in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted operating income for PGIM, Prudential's asset management arm, fell 20.6 percent to $243 million from $306 million a year earlier, the company said.
China's Union Life Insurance is planning to sell a controlling stake, and the deal could attract locals and foreigners looking to tap into the country's growing demand for insurance products, three people familiar with the matter said. Union Life, expected to be valued at $1.5 billion to $2 billion, plans to sell as much as 51 percent, with an option to raise that to 100 percent later, said the people, who declined to be named as the deal process is not public yet. AIA, the world's second-largest life insurer by market value, and the Asian unit of Prudential are among the foreign players likely to submit initial bids due over the next few weeks, the people added.
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Insurance giant Prudential will pay £662 million to renew a tie-up with Singaporean lender United Overseas Bank until 2034. The deal, originally signed in 2010, will give the Pru access to more than four million United customers based in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and a new territory in Vietnam. Prudential’s life insurance products will be distributed through United’s 400-strong branch network.
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Years of flattering fund reports from Prudential convinced David Mitchell, 69, that he was due a fair-sized pension. When it didn't materialise, he launched a decade-long campaign for answers in plain English. But experts say financial firms are still bamboozling consumers and putting them at risk.
HONG KONG/BEIJING, Nov 19 (Reuters) - China will accept applications early next year from foreign insurers seeking to take control of their local joint ventures and is even weighing giving them full ownership earlier than flagged, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Britain's Prudential Plc and Canada's Sun Life Financial Inc are among insurers who expressed interest in recent months in owning more of their China operations. China has set an agenda to open up its financial sector and has already taken steps this year to relax foreign ownerships in securities ventures.
Global insurance regulators will suspend designating globally systemically important insurers, who are required to hold extra capital, in a victory for companies such as American International Group (AIG.N) and Prudential (PRU.L). The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) said it wants to replace the list of "too big to fail" insurers, last published in 2016, with a broader framework from 2020. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, regulators singled out systemically important insurers who then face onerous bank-like capital rules to cover potential losses, increasing costs and potentially reducing shareholder returns.
Prudential (PRU.L), Britain's largest insurer, said new business profit from its life insurance operations rose 17 percent in the first nine months of the year, driven by another robust performance in Asia. After a tough year for many asset managers, however, Prudential said its two fund management units, M&G Investments and Asia-focused Eastspring, had both posted net outflows of external client money. "A key positive in Prudential's trading update is a move up in Asian volume growth," said KBW analyst Greig Paterson in a note to clients, flagging an 'outperform' rating and 2,100 pence price target, although he called the outflows "disappointing".