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IAG sees ‘limited’ Asia opportunities

IAG sees ‘limited’ Asia opportunities

The Australian group is conducting a strategic review of its US$630m investment in the region.

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Peak Re says goodbye to IFC

Peak Re says goodbye to IFC

Prudential Financial has acquired IFC’s shareholding as the business outgrows its original emerging-market remit.

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Open for business?

Open for business?

Chinese acquirers are watching Oceanwide’s revived attempt to buy US insurer Genworth with interest.

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Volatility spike

Volatility spike

The surprise return of volatility to stock markets this week may have implications for insurance portfolios.

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Where are Asia’s insurtechs?

Where are Asia’s insurtechs?

The region lacks demand, capital and regulation to foster the growth of insurance startups.

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Rakuten takes on Japan’s big three

Rakuten takes on Japan’s big three

The Japanese e-tailer’s acquisition of Asahi Fire & Marine shows how tech players are set to disrupt.

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Downhill at Davos

Downhill at Davos

Concerns about the global economy at the WEF’s annual schmoozefest in Switzerland.

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Top Asia risks for 2018

Top Asia risks for 2018

Tis the season for risk reports, so what can we learn about the threat environment in the region?

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Counting the cost of Iranian tanker spill

Counting the cost of Iranian tanker spill

Insurers are preparing to pay claims on the Sanchi, which sank last weekend after burning for eight days.

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Let insurance funds build infrastructure

Let insurance funds build infrastructure

Much still needs to be done to marry insurance capital in Asia with suitable projects. It is time to do it.

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Singapore Life buys Zurich portfolio

Singapore Life buys Zurich portfolio

The city’s newest insurer has gone from fintech startup to significant player.

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Motor premiums versus autonomy

Motor premiums versus autonomy

The rise of autonomous vehicles will require motor insurers to pursue new sources of revenue.

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Tough times for reinsurers in China

Tough times for reinsurers in China

Tighter regulations and the country’s new solvency regime are putting pressure on both the top and bottom lines.

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Cyber risk rising

Cyber risk rising

Are underwriters prepared for the digital equivalent of Hurricane Andrew?

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An end to rate reductions?

An end to rate reductions?

Insurance buyers with a built-in expectation of year-on-year, double-digit discounts may not like 2018.

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Investors look forward to 2018

Investors look forward to 2018

Global economic growth proved surprisingly robust during 2017 given the challenges it faced. Will it continue?

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Bridging the protection gap with PPP

Bridging the protection gap with PPP

Public-private partnerships might offer the best hope of solving under-insurance in emerging Asia.

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Philippines to probe GSIS reinsurance contracts

Philippines to probe GSIS reinsurance contracts

An inquiry into the Government Service Institution System highlights the challenges faced in emerging markets.

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