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Jun 2020

COVID-19


Scenario modelling and customised interventions for COVID-19

Scenario modelling and customised interventions hold the key to risk understanding and management in a COVID-19 environment.
 

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Can Asian motor insurers afford to offer premium discounts?

Motor insurers in the US have responded to calls for premium rebates as COVID-19 drastically reduced car traffic. Should insurers in Asia follow suit? 
 


When the unstoppable force meets the immovable object

Several reinsurers have reported losses in the first quarter of 2020 and withdrawn their performance expectations for the full year. 
 

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Will COVID-19 spark a paradigm shift for business?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the global economy. The number of bankruptcies is expected to increase by more than 20% worldwide in 2020. 
 


Most consumers to retain insurance policies despite cutting expenses

Singapore consumers hope to retain their policies in the face of a worsening economic outlook, but are more circumspect when it comes to new insurance purchase.
 

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Hong Kong: Insurance to allay coronavirus-fuelled anxiety

Financially-concerned Hong Kong residents recognise the intrinsic value of insurance during the coronavirus crisis.
 

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Credit risk emerges as cause for concern

The pandemic has led to a jump in credit risk in the APAC region and the financial sector, including insurance, is being affected. 
 

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Digitally-enabled hybrid agency model for the new world

COVID-19 has brought challenges to insurance distribution. The agency channel is particularly under pressure.
 

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View from India - The insurance industry will prevail

The coronavirus is hurting the Indian life insurance industry while social distancing to curb the spread of the pandemic is also limiting the role and viability of life insurance agents.
 

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