Malaysia: General insurance falls 3.6% during pandemic
Source: Asia Insurance Review | Sep 2020
The general insurance industry in Malaysia registered its steepest half-year drop in recent years as it bore the full brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Latest figures from the General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) revealed that the gross direct premiums earned by the industry declined 3.6% to MYR8.6bn ($2.05bn) for the first six months of 2020 compared to the same period last year.
Looking ahead, PIAM noted that the business outlook will be extremely challenging given the COVID-19 pandemic which has yet to be fully played out. A