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  • Foreign residents unable to buy life insurance in South Korea

    A survey by the Korea Times revealed that a language barrier prevents foreign residents in South Korea from purchasing life insurance policies, despite a rising demand.

    AIRPlus | 19 Sep 2019
  • Malaysia: Insurance and takaful sector remains resilient

    The insurance and takaful sector continued to demonstrate resilience in the first six months of this year even under simulated scenarios of severe multi-year macroeconomic and financial shocks, notes the central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in its Financial Stability Review for the first half of this year.

    Asia | 19 Sep 2019
  • Australia: APRA outlines its views of the insurance industry in Corporate Plan

    Australia's general insurance industry exhibits stable profitability and capital coverage with no critical short-term risks, said APRA in its updated Corporate Plan for 2019-2023 released last month.

    Asia | 19 Sep 2019
  • China: AIA and Ping An post highest EV growth in 2018

    AIA and Ping An reported the highest EV growth of 24% last year, followed by China Taiping and China Pacific, which recorded growth rates of 23% and 21%, respectively, says global consulting and actuarial firm Milliman.

    Asia | 19 Sep 2019
  • Asia: Growth in EV boosted by focus on protection business

    In 2018, total reported Asian EV grew by 5.3% on a comparable basis to $756bn, up from $718bn in 2017, according to an analysis by Milliman, a premier global consulting and actuarial firm.

    Asia | 19 Sep 2019
  • Rookie Insurance Agent Of The Year 2019 - Shiu Ling Po

    Prior to joining the insurance industry, Ling Po pursued an academic career in psychology. He graduated from the University of California with a PhD in Cognitive Psychology, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan, before he joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor in 1996 and worked up the ranks to become associate dean of the Faculty of Education, and the director of two postgraduate diploma/degree programmes.

    Agents | 18 Sep 2019
  • How insurance drives macroeconomic resilience

    Swiss Re recently released its latest Sigma research report that looks at the macroeconomic resilience of different economies, as well as the role insurance plays in building that resilience.

    AIRPlus | 18 Sep 2019
  • Saudi Arabia: Primary insurers face profitability & consolidation pressures

    Saudi Arabia's primary insurers saw weaker profitability in the first half of this year amid intense competition, and there is increasing pressure for consolidation in the industry, Moody's Investors Service said in a report published yesterday.

    Middle East | 18 Sep 2019
  • New Zealand: Regulators say life insurers can do more to improve conduct

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) and Financial Markets Authority (FMA) yesterday published their findings on life insurers' responses to the joint Conduct and Culture Review of the life sector. The regulators say in a joint statement that the findings indicate the need for additional obligations to be included in the regulation of life insurers.

    Asia | 18 Sep 2019
  • Pakistan: Govt to sell 20% of state owned life insurer

    The federal government has decided to sell a stake of 20% in State Life Insurance Corporation (SLIC) sans management control, according to well-informed sources in the Finance Division.

    Asia | 18 Sep 2019

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