Ping An Insurance’s net investment return slipped 0.3% to 3.8% in the first half, while another Chinese insurance giant China Life’s return was up 0.04% to 4.33% in the same period.
The challenges facing China’s economy were plain to see in 2018. But the nation’s ongoing commitment to sustainable growth means the Hang Seng China New Economy Index is one avenue investors can use to find higher returns.
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