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Nov 2022



India: IRDAI issues draft guidelines on e-insurance policies

IRDAI has issued draft guidelines on the Issuance of and submission of insurance policies and proposal forms in electronic formats.

Japan: Non-life insurers' underwriting gains expected to be pulled down by auto business

The underwriting results of most major domestic non-life insurers in Japan are expected to retreat moderately for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 (FY2022), said AM Best.

Singapore: MAS launches ESG Impact Hub

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched the ESG Impact Hub to spur co-location and collaboration between ESG fintech start-ups and solution providers, financial institutions and real-economy stakeholders.


New Zealand: Earthquake resilience boosted by release of new hazard model

The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited, also known as GNS Science, has updated its National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) that provides an estimate of the likelihood and strength of earthquake ground shaking at any given site in New Zealand, and considers how different parts of the country might behave in the event of large magnitude earthquakes.

Extreme heat to impact over 970 cities by 2050

A new report has detailed the social and economic effects of climate-driven extreme heat through the prism of 12 cities, spanning six continents and covering an urban population of more than 123m.