Magazine

Sep 2019

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Reinsurance realities in China

CHINA

Opportunities abound for reinsurers in China in areas as diverse as health, agriculture and infrastructure. Swiss Re China’s John Chen discusses the realities behind doing business in China and building scalable returns.
 

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Taking takaful to the people

COUNTRY PROFILE - Malaysia

Malaysia’s takaful industry has continued to grow at a slow and steady pace, and efforts are being made to increase takaful penetration within the community.

Genetic testing - an opportunity to improve patient experience

INSURANCE - Life & health

Some view it as an emerging risk for the (re)insurance industry while others see it playing an important role in patient care and disease management.

Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    September has come with all the uncertainties that this summer has unleashed upon the world economy. The interconnectedness of the world has created more chaos and confusion, sometimes hurting the innocents in Asia and from so far away too. As a...

Guest Editorial

Women in insurance

Insurance

Life & health

Risk

Country Profile

Malaysia

  • Magazine article aboutChallenges-and-headwinds

    Challenges and headwinds

    The Malaysian general insurance sector has seen declining growth over the past few years. Gross written premiums for 2018 registered a 1.5% increase over 2017, to stand at MYR17.198bn, whilst the general takaful sector registered growth of 8.9%.

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  • Stable and primed for growth

    National reinsurer Malaysian Re discusses how the market is holding its own amid a challenging business environment.

  • Energising a static market

    As in a few other Asian countries, the life insurance industry in Malaysia is facing the issues of low penetration rates, digital disruption and changing demographics.

China

  • Magazine article aboutReinsurance-realities-in-China

    Reinsurance realities in China

    Opportunities abound for reinsurers in China in areas as diverse as health, agriculture and infrastructure. Swiss Re China’s John Chen discusses the realities behind doing business in China and building scalable returns.

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  • Agriculture insurance is transforming in China

    China’s agriculture insurance continues to grow rapidly and is likely to stabilise at 10-15% in the years ahead. China is also piloting new agriculture insurance schemes such as special crop and livestock insurance, price insurance and revenue...

  • A more open China: Still a hot potato?

    Since April last year, the speed and intensity of China’s insurance market opening up has far exceeded expectations. Recently, the State Council announced 11 more measures for opening up the financial industry, many of which involve insurance.

Technology

News

Asian

Product Bites

Notebook

People on the move

Diary

Editorial

  • The 'must-attend' industry events

    The second half of the year is always a little frantic as reinsurers and insurers flit around the globe transacting business and endeavouring to squeeze some extra hours into the day. We take a look at some of the places that reinsurers need to be...