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  • UAE: AWNIC inaugurates first blockchain recovery transfer in ME

    Abu Dhabi headquartered Al Wathba National Insurance Co (AWNIC) has announced the first move of its kind in the Middle East in transferring recovery files using blockchain technology. The first transfer took place on 16 October through the blockchain enabled technology platform MIRSAAS, a B2B motor insurance claim recovery blockchain settlement layer offered by Addenda Technologies.

    Middle East | 24 Oct 2019
  • Flyers will pay more for carbon offsets but not tax

    A new research by University of British Columbia (UBC) says air travellers are willing to pay more for flights if they believe the extra money will be used to tackle carbon emissions.

    Asia Risk | 23 Oct 2019
  • Oman Database launched ahead of start of mandatory health insurance scheme

    The Omani Capital Market Authority (CMA) has launched a database for health insurance in preparation for implementation of the nationwide insurance scheme for private sector employees, residents of Oman and visitors.

    Middle East | 23 Oct 2019
  • China: First online shipping insurance trading platform launched

    China's first online shipping insurance trading platform was launched on 18 October in Nansha in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou.

    Asia | 23 Oct 2019
  • Digital payments to power financial services

    A report published by convergence payments solutions company Razorpay revealed that digital transactions in India witnessed 383% growth in the last financial year ending March 2019 and will continue to grow rapidly in the future.

    AIRPlus | 22 Oct 2019
  • Hong Kong sees 'first' customised digital healthcare platform for SMEs and start-ups

    Local SMEs in Hong Kong seem to be underestimating the prevalence of health issues among employees while growing their businesses. A survey conducted by newly-launched digital healthcare platform StartupCare among 1,000 founders and representatives of local start-ups and SMEs revealed that almost half of them do not provide group medical insurance to employees.

    Asia | 21 Oct 2019
  • New telematics solution seeks to improve driver safety

    Swiss Re has partnered with global car electronics company Pioneer to co-develop a telematics solution which will be integrated in the reinsurer's Coloride app. The solution is said to provide insurers with better and more personalised risk assessment while supporting safer driving behaviour. It is set to be launched globally early next year.

    Asia | 21 Oct 2019
  • Insurance digital services expected to grow threefold within next five years

    According to a report by Bain & Co, in collaboration with Temasek and Google, digital financial services are expected to cross the $1tn mark by 2025.

    AIRPlus | 17 Oct 2019
  • South Korea: Govt to formulate insurance rules for self driving vehicles by 2024

    The Korean government will revise regulations and set up traffic infrastructure for fully autonomous vehicles, as well as lay out insurance rules and drivers' responsibilities, by 2024.

    Asia | 17 Oct 2019
  • IPCC special report on the oceans and cryosphere in a changing climate

    The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report highlights the urgency of prioritising timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the oceans and cryosphere.

    Asia Risk | 16 Oct 2019

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