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Feb 2014

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CEO focus: An ASEAN certainty

COVER STORY

"An integrated ASEAN economic community (AEC) will happen for sure. And 2015 should be seen as a milestone towards the journey of creating this AEC certainty rather than as a strict deadline," say many in the insurance industry. The impact of financial integration in the region will be significant, spurring demand for insurance with abundant opportunities. So the wheels are turning and stakeholders are working hard to get a slice of the pie.

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Prospects aplenty: Time to act now

COUNTRY PROFILE

There is continued buoyant growth in life and non-life in Indonesia. OJK has taken active steps to even set tariff for motor, property, EQ, and floods to stop price war in the market while in life, the boost comes from rising wealth as well as the...

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Brokers: Rooting for the underdogs

SPECIAL FEATURE

The heat is on. As insurers continue to ramp up and diversify their distribution efforts, brokers - particularly the small to medium-sized players - face an uphill task of distinguishing themselves in the ensuing competition. So, how can the...

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Cover Story

  • CEO focus: An ASEAN certainty

    "An integrated ASEAN economic community (AEC) will happen for sure. And 2015 should be seen as a milestone towards the journey of creating this AEC certainty rather than as a strict deadline," say many in the insurance industry. The impact of...

  • CEO focus: Act now for AEC

    An integrated ASEAN will happen for sure, says Ms Evelina F Pietruschka, Secretary General of ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC). There is no time to lose and the AIC is committed to do whatever it takes to help the industry prepare for ASEAN Economic...

  • CEO focus: Uniting a fragmented ASEAN: What it means for insurers

    Southeast Asian states have targeted 2015 to create a more integrated economic region, and the effect on the insurance industry is potentially wide-ranging in the long run - from regulations, distribution, products, talent to operating cost base,...

Interviews

  • Allianz: Multi-accessibility is a must

    As the insurance industry gears up for another year of business, Mr Manuel Bauer, Member of the Board, responsible for insurance growth markets at Allianz SE, shares his insight on the insurer's regional strategies and the importance of multi-access...

  • Great Eastern: Giving insurance a social uplift

    Great Eastern Group CEO Chris Wei shares their winning social media formula to better engage consumers. By Ridwan Abbas

  • AIG: Leading the way with a Chief Science Officer

    The industry has historically been data rich, but knowledge poor. With the amount of data available set to grow exponentially, AIG intends to lead the way towards gaining an edge through analytics with the appointment of Mr Murli Buluswar as Chief...

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