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  • Adding value to the reinsurance model

    Munich Re is best known for a couple of things: Being one of the world's biggest reinsurers; and being at the forefront of exploring the possibilities of technology in insurance. We caught up with Hermann Pohlchristoph on the sidelines of Les Rendez-Vous de Septembre to talk about growth, Asia and positive momentum on pricing.

    AIRPlus | 14 Nov 2019
  • PARIMA Kuala lumpur 2019 Conference - "Redefining Risks" Highlights

    The 2019 conferences of the Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA) concluded with the final conference in Kuala lumpur on 5 November 2019. The theme for 2019 was 'Redefining Risks'.

    Asia Risk | 13 Nov 2019
  • 'Chaos map' predicts conflicts could rise due to shortage of water, food and fuel

    As the impact of climate change exacerbates and water, food and fuel shortages leading to price hikes of these essentials become endemic, conflicts over these are expected to start increasing dramatically.

    Asia Risk | 13 Nov 2019
  • Sixty percent of Asian population is at risk from lack of cooling

    Asia has the largest share of its population at high risk from a lack of cooling - close to 60% - as climate change continues to increase global temperatures. Globally, over a billion people face threats to their health because they lack cooling methods.

    Asia Risk | 13 Nov 2019
  • Agriculture- the driving force behind threats to protected areas, particularity in the tropics

    Protected areas, which are vital to preserve diverse life on Earth, as well as mitigate climate change by conserving carbon-sequestering vegetation, are not able to reduce the "anthropogenic pressure" on the most precious natural habitats.

    Asia Risk | 13 Nov 2019
  • MEA: 2020 sovereign credit risk outlook is negative -- Moody's

    Domestic political and geopolitical instability, and in particular, its detrimental impact on policymaking and in some cases growth, have informed some of Moody's Investor Service's key sovereign credit risk rating and outlook changes in 2019 across all regions, including the Middle East and Africa (MEA), as well as its research commentaries during the year, says the global rating agency in a report released earlier this week.

    Middle East | 13 Nov 2019
  • The issue with sustainable finance

    There is a big gap between talk and action when it comes to sustainable finance, and the main cause of that is a lack of clear definition of what it actually is, said Microsoft chief environmental officer Dr Lucas Joppa during a panel at the Singapore FinTech Festival this morning.

    Asia | 12 Nov 2019
  • Global: Genetic testing provides huge opportunities for life insurers

    Genetic testing has gone mainstream and has the potential to improve the mortality and morbidity experiences of the general population, providing huge opportunities for life insurers in the future, said speakers at the International Committee for Insurance Medicine (ICLAM) Congress being held in Mumbai, India.

    Asia | 12 Nov 2019
  • World: Moody's sees negative global outlook for sovereigns in 2020

    The outlook for sovereign creditworthiness in 2020 is negative, reflecting the global rating agency's expectations for the fundamental conditions that will drive sovereign credit over the next 12-18 months, says Moody's Investors Service.

    Asia | 12 Nov 2019
  • Three ways to get the most out of AI in insurance

    More and more insurers are turning to AI to improve various parts of the insurance value chain, in the hopes of getting ahead in the technological arms race.

    AIRPlus | 11 Nov 2019

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