Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Downgrading China

Downgrading China

Moody’s has downgraded the country’s sovereign rating for the first time since 1989.

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Q&A: Daisy Ning

Q&A: Daisy Ning

We speak to the head of life and health products for Asia at Swiss Re about the changing role of actuaries in Asia.

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WannaCry hit Asia hard but won’t boost cyber policies

WannaCry hit Asia hard but won’t boost cyber policies

Companies that haven’t taken basic security measures aren’t about to start buying insurance.

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Market data roundup

Market data roundup

The stock price performance of Asian insurers has improved during the past month, though reinsurers continue to struggle.

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Protecting against wearable liabilities

Protecting against wearable liabilities

From fitness monitors to digital tattoos, wearables are creating a host of issues that insurers need to address.

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India looks at reforming reinsurance sector

India looks at reforming reinsurance sector

A review of the sector could pave the way for solutions built around insurance-linked securities.

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China gets tough

China gets tough

And this time it’s serious. After the ouster of its chairman, CIRC has reaffirmed a stricter approach.

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Cyber confusion

Cyber confusion

A recent case against an insurer in the US highlights how confusing some policy wording can be.

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China’s mythical insurtech unicorns

China’s mythical insurtech unicorns

The IPOs of China’s biggest fintech companies have been slow to get off the ground, suggesting lukewarm interest.

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Chubb’s Greenberg on London brokers and US-China relations

Chubb’s Greenberg on London brokers and US-China relations

The outspoken chief executive has ruffled some feathers with criticism of broker practices and Trump policies.

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Cat bonds hit new high

Cat bonds hit new high

Issuance hit a new record during the first quarter, though the market in Asia remains under-developed.

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Hong Kong plays catch-up with Singapore

Hong Kong plays catch-up with Singapore

The city is facing a serious challenge and is lagging behind its competitors in many areas. Can China come to its rescue?

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Is CIRC under scrutiny now?

Is CIRC under scrutiny now?

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has disappeared China’s top insurance regulator.

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Reinsurance continues to attract alternative capital

Reinsurance continues to attract alternative capital

While alternative capital is widely seen as a threat to the industry, there are some benefits too.

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Philippines terrorist threat remains high

Philippines terrorist threat remains high

While an improved economy has reduced the ranks of unemployed people for terrorists to recruit from, risks remain high.

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Tackling cancer risk

Tackling cancer risk

On World Health Day, we ask if more can be done to arrest the rapid rise of cancer in the region.

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Asia’s hidden cyber vulnerabilities

Asia’s hidden cyber vulnerabilities

The lack of disclosure around hacks is hampering the development of cyber security — not to mention cyber insurance.

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Can insurers help Asia’s cities become resilient?

Can insurers help Asia’s cities become resilient?

In a world where the US president claims that “coal is great”, resilience is going to be increasingly important.

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