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Mar 2019

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Damp squib or spanking report?

COUNTRY PROFILE - Australia

The final report from the Royal Commission was released at 4.10pm on 4 February. Prior to its release, industry observers were referring to it as the ‘spanking report’. After its publication it’s been called a ‘damp squib’.
 


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China's commercial health insurance market

CHINA

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  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    It is the ‘age of the client’, no matter where you are on the digital front or in the business cycle. Yet even in March, one knows not who that ‘client’ is. It is a tough call between the distribution brigade that brings in...

Country Profile

Australia

  • Magazine article aboutHeavy-weather-or-summer-lightning-

    Heavy weather or summer lightning?

    Australia has been an oddity amongst developed nations – because it has shown uninterrupted economic growth for decades. Storm clouds are gathering on the horizon.

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  • Damp squib or spanking report?

    The final report from the Royal Commission was released at 4.10pm on 4 February. Prior to its release, industry observers were referring to it as the ‘spanking report’. After its publication it’s been called a ‘damp...

  • A watershed year for brokers

    The Royal Commission came down hard on many sectors of the Australian insurance industry – but brokers emerged largely unscathed. Steadfast’s Robert Kelly explains why – and remains bullish about the year ahead.

News

Asian

People on the move

Diary

Reinsurance

  • Magazine article aboutNot-disruption-but-continuous-evolution

    Not disruption, but continuous evolution

    With a record 700 delegates from 38 countries, hectic networking, engrossing discussions and effective bilateral meetings, the 12th India Rendezvous, Reinsurance: Disrupted, in Mumbai from 22 to 24 January set important milestones.

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View from India

Insurance

Life & health

General

  • The long wait is finally over

    Myanmar, with a population of 55m, is the least insured economy in the ASEAN region, but things are about to change with the approval of the Myanmar insurance sector liberalisation roadmap.

Risk

Technology

Product Bites

Notebook

Investment

  • Magazine article aboutThe-business-of-managing-long-term-risks

    The business of managing long-term risks

    Local and specialist investment market knowledge, an emphasis on clear and strong governance combined with common standards support the investments of this Asian regional insurance business. Dr Mark Konyn outlines what makes investments tick at AIA.

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  • ESG investing for the long term

    Jeanne Stampe, founder of the Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative, talks about how smart insurers are already heeding the message of the importance of ESG investing.

China

Think Tank

News

  • 36 insurers increase capital by nearly $10bn in 2018

    Thirty six insurance companies in China increased their capital by a combined CNY65bn ($9.6bn) last year, according to data from the Insurance Association of China. Among them, 17 were life insurers, 16 were non-life insurers and three were...

Brokerage

Fit for the future