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  • Pre-retirees in Indonesia can relax, while Singaporeans should be more focused on preparing for their golden years, according to a DBS-Manulife survey.

  • "What started the day on the wrong foot was the November trade data from China," said Ben Jang, portfolio manager at Nicola Wealth Management, adding that slower economic growth from China is weighing on global markets. The drop in U.S. crude oil prices below $40 a barrel has been taken as an indication that "global demand is weak," according to Ian Nakamoto, director of...

  • The company is looking to strengthen its position in Japan and Hong Kong, its two biggest markets in Asia, as well as add capabilities at fast-growing segments such as China, Philippines and Vietnam. Toronto- based Manulife, whose rivals in Canada include Sun Life Financial Inc and Great-West Lifeco Inc, has made a slew of acquisitions in recent months.

  • The company is looking to strengthen its position in Japan and Hong Kong, its two biggest markets in Asia, as well as add capabilities at fast-growing segments such as China, Philippines and Vietnam. Toronto- based Manulife, whose rivals in Canada include Sun Life Financial Inc and Great-West Lifeco Inc, has made a slew of acquisitions in recent months.

  • The company, which has operations in Canada, the United States and Asia, also booked a C $285 million net charge in the third quarter after undertaking an annual actuarial review. He termed the volatility "unfortunate noise," but said Manulife remained a long-term investor in the energy industry. Oil and gas account for less than 1 percent of Manulife's total asset...

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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 29, 2014.

    Stocks rose on Thursday, with benchmarks not far from all-time highs.

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    Stocks fell Wednesday as investors mulled the slowdown in Europe and earnings from retailers.

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks ended near highs on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P each edging up to a record close.

  • Citigroup has picked AIA as its partner in a deal that allows the insurer's products to be sold through the U.S. bank's network. The FT reports.

  • Manulife Financial: Asia prefers liquidity

    Robert Cook, President and CEO, Asia at Manulife Financial describes the "barbelling" approach that most Asian retail investors take when managing risk.

  • With reassurances that the Fed will keep on easing, markets turn their attention to the European Central Bank Thursday, hoping for a rate cut.

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    Long-term care insurance providers are hurting, and they are dreaming up new ways to share their pain with consumers. Here's how to cope.

  • This was the scene on Federal Street in the Financial District.

    The streets of Boston's financial district, usually bustling, were empty on Friday as a virtual lockdown for a police manhunt disrupted the largest center for U.S. mutual funds and affected trading across markets.

  • *Debt crises in Europe and U.S. could hit markets. With debt crises in Europe and the United States pressuring stocks and threatening another severe market downturn, analysts say one or more of the insurers could cut profit targets when they start reporting results on Wednesday.

  • TORONTO, Oct 30- Manulife Financial, one of North America's largest insurers, said its exposure to Hurricane Sandy was manageable and within its risk tolerance. Intact Financial, which is Canada's largest property& casualty insurer, said it has no exposure to the hurricane as it does not have any U.S. operations.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to consider two appeals in a case weighing the ability of tens of millions of Americans to bring lawsuits over their retirement plans.

  • *TD Securities raises Sun Life Financial price target to C $28 from. *TD Securities raises Manulife Financial price target to C $15 from. *TD Securities raises Industrial Alliance price target to C $28 from.

  • *ING's first deal in Asia asset sell-off. HONG KONG/ AMSTERDAM, Oct 11- Pan Asian insurer AIA Group Ltd has agreed to buy ING's Malaysian insurance operations for $1.73 billion in cash, handing the Dutch financial services firm its first deal in a nine-month drive to sell off Asian assets.

  • *ING's first deal in Asia asset sell-off. HONG KONG/ AMSTERDAM, Oct 11- Pan Asian insurer AIA Group Ltd has agreed to buy ING's Malaysian insurance operations for $1.73 billion in cash, handing the Dutch financial services firm its first deal in a nine-month drive to sell off Asian assets.