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  • Hong Kong insurer cuts product prices in half

    Hong Kong-based digital insurer Bowtie recently decided to do its part in narrowing the protection gap by reducing the prices of premiums by up to 50%.

    AIRPlus | 28 Sep 2022
  • Middle East: NLGIC Group announces C-suite leadership team

    A new leadership team has been appointed to oversee the NLGIC Group of companies following the recent purchase of RSA Middle East by National Life & General Insurance Company (NLGIC), a flagship insurance subsidiary of Oman International Development and Investment Company (Ominvest). The NLGIC Group is the largest insurance group in Oman.

    Middle East | 28 Sep 2022
  • Non-communicable diseases cause 74% of global deaths

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for 74% of deaths globally and cracking down on risk factors could save millions of lives according to a new report released by World Health Organisation (WHO).

    Asia Risk | 28 Sep 2022
  • India and China among top 10 diabetic nations

    In 2021 India and China were among the top 10 countries with highest prevalence of type 1 diabetes (T1D) across the globe according to a modelling study published in the September 2022 issue of the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.

    Asia Risk | 28 Sep 2022
  • Digital health providers operating without protection

    The attitude of digital health and wellness providers towards risk and insurance is changing rapidly across all geographies according to specialist insurer Beazley.

    Asia Risk | 28 Sep 2022
  • Hong Kong: Manulife joins hands with St James' Settlement to help improve primary school students' financial literacy

    Manulife Hong Kong has announced the full launch of its "FinKids Academy" programme in conjunction with its community partner St James' Settlement (SJS), an initiative that uses innovative technology to help under-resourced children improve their financial literacy, technology know-how and skills to be ready for the hybrid financial world of the future.

    Agents | 27 Sep 2022
  • Indonesia: Conglomerate mulls sale of life insurance unit in deal that could be worth up to US$500m

    Astra International is considering options for its life insurance unit including a potential sale that could value the business at as much as $500m, reported Bloomberg quoting people with knowledge of the matter.

    Asia | 27 Sep 2022
  • Digital health firms in need of insurance

    The digital health market has seen a surge in demand for services, especially amid the pandemic. In a survey conducted by Beazley, 72% of digital health firms in Asia report an increased demand for services. The survey collected responses from 300 businesses globally such as software and platform providers and telehealth and telemedicine providers.

    AIRPlus | 26 Sep 2022
  • Uganda: Sole local reinsurer's focus is on voluntary business

    Amidst the challenging economic environment in 2021, Uganda Reinsurance registered a 0.1% growth in Gross Written Premiums and a 9.95% increase in investment income for the year ended 31 December 2021, says the company's chairman, Professor Twaha Kigongo Kaawaase, in the reinsurer's recently released 2021 annual report.

    Africa | 26 Sep 2022
  • South Africa: Life insurers continue to weather adverse conditions

    South Africa's life industry remains in robust financial health and well capitalised although the past two years severely stress-tested the financial resilience of insurers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, severe market volatility, and a steep increase in the cost of living for consumers, according to long-term insurance statistics released last week by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA).

    Africa | 26 Sep 2022

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