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  • Egypt: New insurers to enter the market this year

    There is huge interest in investing in Egypt's insurance sector and new operators would emerge before the end of this year, a regulatory official has revealed at the 2nd Annual Insurance Roundtable held in Cairo last month.

    Middle East | 24 Oct 2019
  • Australia: Health premium hikes to follow increased medical device costs

    Private health insurance premiums are expected to surge next year following increases in the costs of medical devices for insurers.

    Asia | 24 Oct 2019
  • India: Govt faces challenge of huge population with high proportion of unemployables

    India is racing ahead to become the world's most populous country, overtaking China by perhaps as early as 2022, with one of the most ill-equipped, inadequately skilled youth in the world.

    Asia | 24 Oct 2019
  • The role of diet in sustainable health insurance

    Most people are omnivores - we eat animal products and vegetables in mostly equal amounts. Conventional wisdom holds that a diverse diet is the best diet, as it allows your average person to receive all the nutrients they require for a healthy body.

    Asia | 23 Oct 2019
  • Vietnam: Italian insurer forges exclusive bancassurrance partnership with local bank

    Generali Vietnam Life Insurance and Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB) have entered into a 15-year strategic exclusive bancassurance partnership which aims to develop financial and insurance solutions, expand distribution channels, promote the application of advanced digital technology and enhance customer service.

    Asia | 23 Oct 2019
  • GoBear drives financial inclusion by giving consumers improved access to credit and insurance

    Despite being driven by world-beating economic growth, rapid urbanisation, a fast-growing middle class and mobile everywhere environment, only 27 per cent of Southeast Asia's 600 million population had a bank account in 2016, according to KPMG. Having a huge underbanked population is a product of the prevalence of cash economics in the region, which limits financial access for millions of employed adults who are unable to provide the type of information that allows banks to evaluate product suitability. It is also borne from the fact that existing products are insufficiently aligned with the needs of consumers.

    Agents | 23 Oct 2019
  • WHO and Japan Cancer Society to work to make Japanese workplaces free from tobacco smoke.

    World Health Organisation (WHO) and Japan Cancer Society have launched a campaign to create smoke-free workplaces in Japan.

    Asia Risk | 23 Oct 2019
  • Less than half of world cities have plans in place to deal with climate change impacts

    More than two in three cities around the world already are noticing the effects of climate change, from more heatwaves to worsening flooding, but few have effective plans in place to deal with the threats.

    Asia Risk | 23 Oct 2019
  • India's life industry facing slowdown

    A report by Kotak Institutional Equities Research has revealed that the Indian life insurance industry is facing a slowdown as individual annual premium equivalent (APE) declined 3% y-o-y in September as compared to 11-27% y-o-y growth in April-August 2019. Overall APE was up 3% y-o-y on the back of stronger group business. The net inflows to equity mutual funds dropped sharply as well.

    AIRPlus | 23 Oct 2019
  • Lebanon: Non-life sector outstrips life business in profit growth in 2018

    The combined net profits of insurance companies in Lebanon increased by 14% to $174m (LBP262.5m) in 2018 compared with the previous year, according to the Insurance Control Commission (ICC)'s annual report for 2018.

    Middle East | 23 Oct 2019

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