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Chubb converts Huatai Insurance to Sino-foreign joint venture

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02-Mar-19 Chubb Insurance has received approval from the China Banking & Insurance Regulatory Commission to increase its ownership in Huatai Insurance Group, making Huatai the first Chinese financial services holding company to convert to a Sino-foreign equity joint-venture. [image: Body Shop Business]

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Ant, Tencent, Xiaomi seek Hong Kong digital banking licenses

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21-Feb-19 Hong Kong authorities are preparing to issue digital banking licences to six companies including internet and gaming group Tencent, Ant Financial, the payments business of e-commerce giant Alibaba, smartphone maker Xiaomi and insurer ZhongAn. [image: Bloomberg]

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India takes aim at popular Chinese social media apps

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04-Feb-19 Chinese social media apps have become hugely popular in India, with five out of the top 10 apps being Chinese-owned in 2018. The Indian government is drafting regulations to moderate content, in an effort to help Indian start-ups. [image: Financial Times]

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Concern as India's e-commerce restrictions hit Amazon, Walmart

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08-Jan-19 The US government is concerned about India’s revised e-commerce regulations and has said the policy will hinder the Indian investment plans of Amazon.com and Walmart Inc. The rules ban companies from making exclusive deals with sellers. [image: Reuters / Mike Segar]

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New e-commerce rules could hit Indian marketplaces

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27-Dec-18 New e-commerce rules in India will mean no e-commerce player can force a seller to sell exclusively on their platform. They also clamp down on discounts, to curb the practice of predatory pricing, which has hit physical retail hard. [image: AFP]

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