*Aberdeen worried about some speculative activity in China stocks. *BlackRock: China needs more reforms to avert boom-bust scenarios. SINGAPORE, April 21- Aberdeen Asset Management's head of Asian operations warned on Tuesday that Chinese money was moving "a bit like a casino" in domestic stock markets, while BlackRock called on China to reform its capital...
*Manulife expects deal to be accretive to EPS in 2017. Manulife expects the agreement to be accretive to core earnings per share in 2017 and the initial payment is expected to reduce Manulife's regulatory capital ratio by 10 points. Aviva was among the players competing for the new partnership that also included AIA Group Ltd and Prudential plc.
*U.S. boss Mike Wells seen likely to replace Tidjane Thiam. LONDON, March 11- Mindful of past missteps with investors, British insurer Prudential is meeting top shareholders to gauge their preferences for the successor to CEO Tidjane Thiam, who unexpectedly announced his departure this week. The company, listed in London and Asia, said on Tuesday its...
Singaporeans are the most concerned about retirement compared to other Southeast Asia nations, a study by AIA published this week found this week.
Asian equity markets finished mostly higher on the final trading day of the week following another record close for the S&P 500 overnight.
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.
Improving mainland economic data and hopes for export gains as the U.S. economy recovers have boosted Hong Kong stocks but some players, including Goldman Sachs, are sounding warnings.
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Asian shares retreated from multi-month highs on Wednesday amid caution as the earnings season gathers pace, with Tokyo stocks falling to three-week closing lows.
Block deals hit a record $57.3 billion this year as they become the mainstay of Asian investment banks, bringing relief to IPO-starved equity capital markets (ECM) bankers in the region.
Asian shares posted gains on Tuesday, tracking the overnight gains in U.S. stocks, as fresh signs of compromise maintained a new optimism that the U.S. "fiscal cliff" budget tussle could be settled before tax hikes and spending cuts begin to bite early next year.
Asian stocks were mixed on Monday as investors indulged in profit-taking after last week's extensive rally but Japanese equities jumped to an eight-month high after the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan's electoral triumph propelled the yen to a 20-month low.
American International Group may raise up to $6.5 billion through the sale of its remaining stake in Asian insurer AIA, a source said on Monday.
Asian shares were mixed on Tuesday, as prices were capped as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy decision this week and any progress in U.S. budget talks.
Shares in Chinese state-owned insurer PICC Group surged in its Hong Kong trading debut on Friday, a lone bright spot in an otherwise dismal year for initial public offerings in the city and most other big regional markets.
Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after U.S. President Barack Obama said a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff of year-end tax hikes and spending cuts was possible in "about a week" if Republicans compromise on taxes.
Zhengzhou Coal Mining shares tumble in its Hong Kong debut, negatively affecting the underwriters of the $300 million offering, underscoring reduced appetite for new IPOs.