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AIA looks overseas as investment lags

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AIA Thailand, the country’s biggest life insurer by total premiums, is revving up its foreign property investments to offset limited bond supply and an unfavourable domestic investment market at home. 

The 6-billion-baht, LEED gold-certified AIA Capital Center has a total rentable area of 54,000 square metres.

“Government bonds are getting scarcer, particularly with the absence of a functioning government and a freeze of the government’s 2-trillion-baht infrastructure plan,” said Anucha Laokwansatit, AIA Thailand’s general manager and CIO. “We’re looking to expand our investments, notably to
foreign bonds and equities.”

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