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  • Australia: Townsville flooding losses continue to surge

    The revised estimate of the property insurance market loss for the Townsville/northern Queensland flooding event in Australia between 26 January and 10 February 2019 stands at A$1.217bn ($826.4m) according to the third property loss estimate released by PERILS, an independent catastrophe insurance data provider.

    Asia | 14 Aug 2019
  • Japan: Premium rates for auto insurance set to increase by 3%

    Major non-life insurers in Japan are planning to increase automobile insurance premiums by about 3% in January next year, reported local news agency Jiji Press citing industry sources.

    Asia | 06 Aug 2019
  • Singapore: InsurTech to launch cancer insurance

    With cancer being the leading cause of death in Singapore accounting for nearly 30% of deaths every year, Singapore Life is set to offer protection by launching two cancer insurance products on 8 August 2019, the eve of Singapore's 54th National Day.

    Asia | 06 Aug 2019
  • Taiwan: Farmers might receive increased compensation for crop and livestock losses

    The Taiwan government has passed a draft bill to increase insurance coverage for crops and livestock which are damaged by epidemics, pests and natural disasters according to a report from the Taipei Times. The yearly economic costs of such damage averages around NT$10bn ($321.8m) and the bill allows farmers to receive more compensation from insurers as well as government-certified farmers' associations.

    Asia | 22 Jul 2019
  • Cyber attacks hit businesses hard with nearly $5m losses: Study

    Businesses in China, Japan and India are seeing an estimated average loss of nearly 10% of their revenue due to cyber attacks, revealed a new report from global research initiative titled 'The Cybersecurity Imperative'. In fact, annual losses from cyber attacks globally averaged $4.7m in the last fiscal year with over one in 10 firms losing over $10m. This highlights that most companies across industries and regions are witnessing a greater volume of cyber attacks and higher losses per incident.

    Asia | 17 Jul 2019
  • India: IRDAI clarifies new regulations for motor insurance

    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has clarified that only new private cars and two-wheelers will be covered by new rules governing long-term third-party motor insurance, reported local publication Financial Express. While existing vehicles can continue to renew their policies on an annual basis, it will be compulsory for new private cars to go for three-year policies and for new two-wheelers to go for five-year policies.

    Asia | 15 Jul 2019
  • Sri Lanka: Terror victims wait for pending insurance pay-outs

    Following the terror attacks in Sri Lanka in April which killed at least 290 people and left more than 500 injured, insurance claimants affected by the attacks are still waiting for pay-outs. According to a report from Times Online, the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) alleged that students affected by the attacks are yet to receive their pay-outs from the 'Surakasha Students Insurance Scheme'.

    Asia | 12 Jul 2019
  • Pakistan: Government-issued insurance card covers health expenses for the poor

    The newly-created 'Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Division' of the Pakistan government has introduced a health insurance card in 38 districts to date, reported Pakistan Point News. The card aims to help 3.3m low-income Pakistanis with their medical expenses.

    Asia | 12 Jul 2019
  • Equipment breakdown responsible for 28% of all 2018 property-related losses for insurer

    According to an analysis of large risk losses reported in 2018 to FM Global, 28% of the commercial property insurer's losses across all industries were the result of equipment breakdown. Large risk losses are those over $3m that do not include natural hazard loss.

    Asia | 11 Jul 2019
  • Asian economic powerhouses incur heavy Nat CAT losses in June: Report

    China and India were struck badly by Nat CAT losses last month, according to the latest edition of Aon's monthly 'Global Catastrophe Recap' report which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during June 2019. While the seasonal flood toll in China was listed at $6.1bn, nationwide year-to-date drought losses in India increased to approximately $1.75bn.

    Asia | 11 Jul 2019


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