Have a look at our guide on Insurance regulation in Asia Pacific – Ten things to know about 20 countries. It gives an overview and practical checklist of ten common regulatory issues in 20 Asian countries.

The series looks at, for instance, whether branches of foreign insurance companies are permitted, restrictions on foreign direct investment, the controller regimes (shareholders and directors) for insurance companies, whether a notification or approval from the regulator is required upon proposed or actual change of control and the related thresholds. Also addressed is the nature of the regulatory capital regime, whether there is group supervision and policyholder protection, and whether outsourcing is subject to regulatory oversight. The information is up to date as at January 2014.