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VW sets aside US$7.3bn to clear the air

VW sets aside US$7.3bn to clear the air

The diesel emissions scandal at Volkswagen has raised fears of more widespread liabilities for auto exporters.

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Insurers target women’s market in emerging economies

Insurers target women’s market in emerging economies

Women spend twice as much on insurance as men and have a more natural appetite for protection, according to an AXA-sponsored study.

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Fed delays rate hike amid China concerns

Fed delays rate hike amid China concerns

Asian markets woke up on Friday to news that the US Federal Reserve would not be hiking interest rates.

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The risk is out there

The risk is out there

It remains to be seen if the industry can extend the boundaries of insurability to new risks.

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Cat bond issues down as competition responds

Cat bond issues down as competition responds

Traditional and collateralised players are responding with lower pricing and expanded coverage.

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Asian insurers post strong embedded value growth

Asian insurers post strong embedded value growth

Life insurers in Asia are increasingly providing more information about the value of their businesses.

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Asian investment portfolios transformed since crisis

Asian investment portfolios transformed since crisis

Greenwich report shows dramatic shift out of domestic bonds and increasing appetite for domestic equities.

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Asia is home to the world’s riskiest cities

Asia is home to the world’s riskiest cities

The region’s cities face diverse threats, ranging from storms and earthquakes to market crashes and pandemics.

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10 years on: Hurricane Katrina’s lessons for Asia

10 years on: Hurricane Katrina’s lessons for Asia

The devastating storm was a wake-up call, but not one that has been heeded where it matters most.

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Reinsurance market stabilising as competition eases

Reinsurance market stabilising as competition eases

Reinsurers are gaining some respite after 18 months of intense competition appears to be easing.

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Asian insurers show impressive results, terrible share prices

Asian insurers show impressive results, terrible share prices

Strong results belied by stock markets that are reflecting considerable pessimism for the region.

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Political violence on the rise in Thailand

Political violence on the rise in Thailand

A bomb at Bangkok’s Erawan shrine this week drew attention once again to terrorism and political risks in Thailand.

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Tianjin blast likely to produce large claims

Tianjin blast likely to produce large claims

An explosion in the city’s port district has killed dozens and caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage.

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Japan’s growth dilemma continues to drive M&A

Japan’s growth dilemma continues to drive M&A

Japanese insurers are paying top dollar for US acquisitions, but these deals may be vindicated in the long run.

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MH370 claims to surface with debris find?

MH370 claims to surface with debris find?

Flaperon found on Reunion Island could be the next step in solving the mystery of the Malaysia Airlines flight.

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Ultra-low rates are here to stay

Ultra-low rates are here to stay

Many insurers are hoping the Fed will hike interest rates in September, but this is wishful thinking.

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Alibaba and the disruption of China’s insurance industry

Alibaba and the disruption of China’s insurance industry

Jack Ma’s empire is vying for a significant share of China’s insurance industry through disruptive online innovations.

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Insurers join Cameron on SEA tour

Insurers join Cameron on SEA tour

Executives from Aviva and Lloyd’s are accompanying the UK prime minister on his four-country trade tour of South-East Asia.

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