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  • IASB's proposed changes to IFRS17 to have relatively material effects, says AM Best

    Stakeholders have until 25 September to respond to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)'s June 2019 exposure draft on amendments to IFRS17. IASB published its proposals after IFRS17 was effectively re-opened for the board to consider limited changes in November 2018 even though it was published in 2017 as a final standard.

    Asia | 19 Sep 2019
  • India: IRDAI welcomes insurers to join its regulatory sandbox

    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) recently launched its regulatory sandbox to market participants at an event organised by the insurance regulator in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). It has started taking applications earlier this week with the application period concluding on 14 October.

    Asia | 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
  • 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
  • Bangladesh: Govt to make insurance cover mandatory for buildings, crops & livestock

    Bangladeshi Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said that insurance would be made compulsory in phases for flats, residential buildings, corporate offices, commercial buildings and structures, crops and livestock.

    Asia | 18 Sep 2019
  • Bangladesh: 31 insurers ordered to float shares by year-end

    Bangladeshi Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said that 31 insurers have to obtain a public listing to comply with regulations.

    Asia | 17 Sep 2019
  • Nigeria: Number of insurers forecast to shrink by more than half

    The number of insurance companies in Nigeria is forecast to shrink from 59 to around 25 by June next year when insurers have to meet new capital requirements set by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), according to Coronation Merchant Bank.

    Africa | 16 Sep 2019
  • Senegal: Insurers respond to increased capital requirement

    A good number of insurance companies in Senegal have already raised their minimum capital to comply with requirements set by the Council of Ministers of the Inter-African Conference of Insurance Markets (CIMA), says Mr Mamadou Deme, national insurance director at the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Planning.

    Africa | 16 Sep 2019
  • Philippines: Insurers allowed to undertake securities borrowing & lending

    The Insurance Commission (IC) is allowing insurers to participate in securities borrowing and lending (SBL) transactions, subject to regulatory approval.

    Asia | 16 Sep 2019
  • Taiwan: Regulator mulls changes to risk-capital charge for bond ETF investments

    Taiwan's top financial regulator is considering new rules that could raise the cost of investing in bond exchange-traded funds for insurance companies, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

    Asia | 16 Sep 2019


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