Industry Performance

Total new business premiums (weighted*) increased by 27% to $491 million in the first half of 2004, from $387 million in the same period last year. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, there was a drop of 14% from $264.1 million to $226.5 million in the second quarter of 2004.

New Business Sales in Absolute Terms

Including ElderShield

In absolute terms, total premiums amounted to $3,128 million, an increase of 66% from $1,882 million in the first half of last year, due to...

-- Published 10 August 2004 --

Thanks to the strong global recovery, and better investment climate, the local life insurance industry recorded increased business sales for the first quarter of 2004. Total new business premiums (weighted*) increased by 48% to $264 million in the first three months of 2004, from $178 million in the same period last year. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, there was a drop of 7% from $283.4 million to $264.1 million in the first quarter of 2004.

New Business Sales in Absolute Terms...

-- Published 14 May 2004 --

Total new business premiums (weighted*) dropped by 24% to $925 million in 2003, from $1,216 million one year ago. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, there was an increase of 12% to $283.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2003.

New Business Sales in Absolute Terms

Including ElderShield

In absolute terms, total premiums amounted to $5,245 million, a drop of 20% from $6,557 million in 2002. This is due to a decrease of 19% in Single Premiums from $5,909 million to $4,788...

-- Published 13 February 2004 --

Total new business premiums (weighted*) decreased by 12% to $642 million in the third quarter of 2003, from $730 million in the same period last year. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the increase was 22% in the third quarter of 2003.

New Business Sales in Absolute Terms

Including ElderShield

In absolute terms, total premiums amounted to $3,311 million, a drop of 30% from $4,725 million in the first nine months of last year, seen mainly in the 33% decrease in Single...

-- Published 11 November 2003 --

Total new business premiums (weighted*) decreased by 22% to $387 million in the first half of 2003, from $499 million in the same period last year. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the increase was 17% in the second quarter of 2003.

New Business Sales in Absolute Terms

Including ElderShield

In absolute terms, total premiums amounted to $1,882 million, a drop of 42% from $3,264 million in the first half of last year, seen mainly in the 46% decrease in Single Premiums...

-- Published 08 August 2003 --

Total new business premiums (weighted*) decreased by 31% to $178 million in the first quarter of 2003, from $260 million in the same period last year. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the drop was 63% compared with the preceding quarter with $486 million.

New Business Sales in Absolute Terms

Including ElderShield

In absolute terms, total premiums amounted to $901.4 million, a drop of 49% from $1,774 million in the first quarter of last year, seen mainly in the 52%...

-- Published 08 May 2003 --

Total new business premiums (weighted*) dropped by 5% to $1,215.8 million in 2002, from $1,286 million a year ago. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, there was a significant increase of 110% to $486.2 million in the fourth quarter primarily because of the implementation of ElderShield. Even with the exclusion of the ElderShield premiums, the fourth quarter registered a positive performance, with an increase of 17% over the third quarter, as compared to negative growth in the 2nd and 3rd quarters...

-- Published 14 February 2003 --

Total new business premiums (weighted*) decreased by 10% to $231 million in the 3rd Quarter of 2002, from $256.7 million in the 3rd Quarter last year. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, Q3 of 2002 showed a drop of 3% over Q2. In the first 9 months of this year, the decline was 29%, from $1,034 million in 2001 to $730 million in 2002.

New Business Sales in Absolute Terms

In absolute terms, total premiums amounted to $4,725 million, a drop of 40% from $7,856 million in the first 9...

-- Published 08 November 2002 --

Total new business premiums (weighted*) decreased by 36% to $499 million in the first half of 2002, from $777 million in the same period last year. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the drop was 8% in Q2 of 2002.

New Business Sales in Absolute Terms

In absolute terms, total premiums amounted $3,264 million, a drop of 47% from $6,203 million in the first half of last year, seen mainly in the 49% decrease in Single Premiums from $6,020 million to $3,060 million. However, Annual...

-- Published 08 August 2002 --

Total new business premiums (weighted*) for the first quarter of 2002 registered a drop of 38% to $260 million, when compared with the first quarter of 2001. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, there was a small growth of 3% compared with the preceding quarter with $252 million.

New Business Sales in Absolute Terms

In absolute terms, total premiums totalled $1,774 million, a drop of almost 50% from $3,481 million in the first quarter last year. Annual and Limited Premiums...

-- Published 06 May 2002 --