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  • Malaysia: AXA-Blueduck partnership to safeguard property owners and tenants

    AXA Affin General Insurance has entered into a partnership with BlueDuck, an online home rental platform for house owners and tenants in Malaysia. The general insurer will provide coverage for the homes and valuables whereby the platform's members are entitled to a one-year subscription to 'AXA SmartHome Optimum (Enhanced)' protection plan.

    Asia | 16 Aug 2019
  • Digital transformation of property and life insurers expected to diverge

    The digital transformation of property insurance will be different from that of life insurance, say respondents to a poll on technology in insurance. They also believe that life insurance companies and property insurance companies will apply InsurTech in significantly different ways.

    China | 16 Aug 2019
  • Prudential's new health management app first launched in Malaysia

    Prudential has introduced a digital app called 'Prudential Pulse by Prudential' which uses AI-powered self-help tools and real-time information to help customers manage their personal health and wellbeing. The app has been launched first in Malaysia last week and will be subsequently introduced in 10 other markets in Asia.

    Asia | 15 Aug 2019
  • How to decide type of systems services you need before going shopping

    Most companies and their chief executive officers are convinced of the need to computerise and upgrade their operations. But often the numerous choices in the market and the fancy technical jargon and gimmicks leave many a would-be 'computeriser' baffled at sea. They either postpone the task or buy the first system offered to them, both of which can be bad for the business. Here, Mr Michael Clarke our regular correspondent brings you a step-by-step guide on how your company should prepare for systems evaluation before even considering looking at systems.

    AIRPlus | 15 Aug 2019
  • Former Willis Towers Watson regional head joins start-up

    Vymo, a customer relationship management start-up catering to insurers and financial institutions globally, has appointed Mr Rajesh Sabhlok as its chief customer officer based in Singapore. Mr Sabhlok was most recently the APAC head of strategy and innovation for Willis Towers Watson (WTW)'s insurance consulting and technology business in Singapore.

    Asia | 14 Aug 2019
  • Building on the blueprint

    The announcement of Lloyd's blueprint for its future strategy is highly anticipated, as the world's oldest insurance markets prepares to reimagine and transform itself. The impetus of the blueprint came as a response to customers' changing needs, now moving at a faster pace than ever before.

    AIRPlus | 14 Aug 2019
  • Major technological breakthrough required to make crop insurance scheme a success

    Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY) CEO and joint secretary (Credit), ministry of agriculture and farmers' welfare, government of India Dr Ashish Kumar Bhutani has said, "Despite spending a huge sum of INR300bn ($4.3bn) on the agriculture insurance scheme, it attracts negative publicity because of the large number of complaints from farmers about non-payment of claims due to the use of primitive technology."

    AIRPlus | 14 Aug 2019
  • Climate change is increasing turbulence on flights

    Climate change will increase severe turbulence on flights, especially on the trans-Atlantic flights. According to a new study, 'Increased shear in the North Atlantic upper-level jet stream over the past four decades', published in the journal Nature, there is a statistically significant increase in vertical wind shear at jet-stream altitudes across the North Atlantic. Changes here can have a significant influence on aviation, since nearly 3,000 flights cross the Atlantic on an average day.

    Asia Risk | 14 Aug 2019
  • (Re)insurance to look at governments and capital markets to boost cyber risk capacity

    Rating agency Standard & Poor's says it is inevitable that insurance and reinsurance firms will look to both the government and capital markets to help in boosting available cyber risk capacity. It says that if a prudent approach to underwriting and accumulation management isn't followed, the economic loss potential associated with cyber risks will be enormous.

    Asia Risk | 14 Aug 2019
  • Dietary changes with focus on plant-based foods must to arrest climate change

    A United Nations (UN) report on effects of climate change says dietary changes, featuring plant-based foods and sustainable animal-sourced food, could free up land and cut emissions. It says global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity.

    Asia Risk | 14 Aug 2019


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