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  • China stock markets takes a hit amidst coronavirus fears

    The China stock market has moved lower in back-to-back trading days, falling more than 0.8% along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) now rests just beneath the 3,015-point plateau and is in line for further damage.

    AIRPlus | 26 Feb 2020
  • Brown University study finds a quarter of tweets about climate change written by bots

    Researchers have discovered that tweets posted by bots create an impression that there was a high level of climate change denial. A study by researchers at Brown University has found a quarter of posts about climate change on Twitter were written by bots.

    Asia Risk | 26 Feb 2020
  • Climate change could pose 'catastrophic' health and security threats

    Climate change could become a "catastrophic" threat to global security, as diseases would spread, people lose their livelihoods and battle over scarce water and food. A press report by Thomson Reuters Foundation quotes a host of U.S. security, military and intelligence experts saying infrastructure would break down as resources grow scarcer, fuelling extremism, crime and human trafficking.

    Asia Risk | 26 Feb 2020
  • Asia: Grab raises over US$850m from Japanese investors to grow financial services

    Grab, Southeast Asia's leading super app, has announced investments of over $850m from Japanese investors, including Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and TIS, that will go toward creating accessible and affordable financial services in Southeast Asia in order to boost financial inclusion in the region.

    Asia | 25 Feb 2020
  • China's unique approach to selling insurance online

    High premiums, a lack of understanding of insurance and distrust are major barriers hindering the sale of insurance products in China despite the rapid growth of its online insurance sector.

    AIRPlus | 25 Feb 2020
  • The dilemma of genetic testing in insurance

    Genetic testing can be a powerful tool for insurers - potentially allowing them to price risk better. But it also carries with it some potential risks, if applied indiscriminately.

    AIRPlus | 24 Feb 2020
  • C-suites prime target for hackers

    News last month that Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked, allegedly in the course of a WhatsApp communication with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was disconcerting in so far as even the world's richest man and head of a tech giant like Amazon is no more immune to a digital breach as anyone.

    AIRPlus | 20 Feb 2020
  • Pakistan embracing biometrics for insurance

    Having implemented biometric technology in several areas such as bank account verification and identity verification at border crossings, Pakistan is beginning to bring it into insurance.

    AIRPlus | 20 Feb 2020
  • IT modernisation in insurance: three paths to transformation

    Technology has long been an essential part of the insurance industry, helping insurers develop new products, assess claims and transform the customer experience. The rise of InsurTech has taken this to the next level, but many insurers have been left behind by focusing their efforts on the front-end, rather than updating the back-end. As a result, a number of insurers still rely on old technologies and are left as a result with redundant systems, driving up both maintenance and product development costs.

    AIRPlus | 19 Feb 2020
  • Hackers are exploiting coronavirus fears

    Hackers are exploiting the fears about COVID-19 by sending malicious emails cloaked as warnings about the economic repercussions that could occur as the illness spreads.

    Asia Risk | 19 Feb 2020

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