Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Insights

Is the end of QE in sight?

Is the end of QE in sight?

The point may be nearing where even the BoJ starts to retreat from QE, setting yields on a higher course globally.

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Protecting against Hong Kong’s typhoon signal 8

Protecting against Hong Kong’s typhoon signal 8

Swiss Re has launched the city’s first insurance product to indemnify businesses against losses from a T8 signal.

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China overtakes Japan

China overtakes Japan

The outlook for Asia’s insurance markets is varied, as China becomes the world’s second-biggest premium pot.

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Guaranteed to end badly?

Guaranteed to end badly?

Insurers in Asia are taking ever bigger risks to meet increasingly unrealistic guaranteed returns promised to policyholders.

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Insurers worry about innovation

Insurers worry about innovation

Insurers doubt their ability to work with partners outside of the industry and are struggling to bring good people into it.

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China’s motor market running out of fuel

China’s motor market running out of fuel

Further easing of pricing limits has led to fears of even weaker profitability for non-life insurers.

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How insurers are responding to medical innovations

How insurers are responding to medical innovations

Social changes and medical innovations are pushing health insurers in Asia to design products for new risks.

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Reinsurance softening accelerates

Reinsurance softening accelerates

Despite predictions that pricing would start to bottom out this year, the opposite is actually happening.

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Singapore rocked by Lee family feud

Singapore rocked by Lee family feud

The rift between Lee Kuan Yew’s children is threatening the Lion City’s composure.

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BA shows the challenge of connected risks

BA shows the challenge of connected risks

Nightmare scenarios don’t get much worse than BA’s IT failure, but how many companies are prepared for such incidents?

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Insurers warn on climate risk

Insurers warn on climate risk

But the industry as a whole could do more to mitigate the challenges it faces from global warming.

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Quick take: Milli Re

Quick take: Milli Re

We take a look at Turkish reinsurer Milli Re and speak to the head of its Singapore branch, Chew Kwok Choong.

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Small chips, big risks

Small chips, big risks

The complexity of semiconductor manufacturing can pose a range of risks that need to be understood to be able to offer sustainable capacity.

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Waking up to emerging risks

Waking up to emerging risks

A roundtable with leading risk managers in Singapore jointly hosted with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

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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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House of cards

From supply chains to cyber, we discuss emerging risks with a roundtable of Singapore risk managers