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  • Japan's life insurance sector sets example for managing low rates

    Japan's life insurance market provides insights into the future of insurers elsewhere concerning low interest rates as insurers in Japan have been affected by ultra-low interest rates for much longer than their global peers, Fitch Ratings says in a new report.

    Agents | 25 Aug 2020
  • Weaknesses in governance remain a major risk for Indonesian financial industry

    According to Fitch Ratings a recent string of defaults due to corporate governance failings in Indonesia's financial industry highlights governance remaining a major risk for creditors and investors.

    Asia Risk | 08 Jul 2020
  • TianAn Life loses US$1.4bn in 10 years

    Beijing headquartered Tianan Life Insurance has chalked up net losses in the last 10 years that totalled CNY10bn ($1.4bn).

    China | 26 Jun 2020
  • Turkey: Insurance business shows robust growth in first 5 months despite COVID-19

    Insurance premiums surged by 15.9% to TRY33.1bn ($4.8bn) for the first five months of this year, compared to the corresponding period last year, despite the economic difficulties caused by COVID-19, Turkey Insurance Association (TSB) has announced.

    Middle East | 24 Jun 2020
  • Pana Harrison and Mitsui partnership signals opportunities for reinsurers in MENA and Asia

    General (re)insurance broker Pana Harrison (Asia) has announced that the Monetary Authority of Singapore has approved Mitsui & Co's investment in the firm. Mitsui is effectively an equity shareholder of Pana Harrison on completion of the transaction.

    Middle East | 15 May 2020
  • Protectionism most likely long-term outcome of COVID-19 pandemic

    Majority of international companies with a large presence in the United States feel that the United States and other advanced economies will "become more protectionist in terms of cross-border mergers and acquisitions and trade and government procurement."

    Asia Risk | 13 May 2020
  • Health experts call virus pandemic a window into future climate threats

    A news report by Thomson Reuters Foundation says leading health experts are of the opinion that the coronavirus pandemic is a preview of the types of global health threats that will emerge as the planet becomes hotter and how it is tackled will have implications for dealing with climate threats as well.

    Asia Risk | 08 Apr 2020
  • China: Korean insurance venture posts stable interest income

    LIG Insurance (China), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Korean insurer KB Insurance, has generated positive net profits consistently over the past five years, notes AM Best. Stable interest income, derived from a highly conservative investment portfolio, continued to be the main driver of its operating performance which helped to offset marginal underwriting results.

    Asia | 02 Apr 2020
  • Higher investment returns push Korean insurers overseas

    A recent report by Fitch ratings reveals that Korean insurers in their search for higher investment returns and longer asset duration are increasingly investing overseas, although hedging costs could remain a dampener.

    AIRPlus | 17 Mar 2020
  • Striking the lottery. Luck or curse? - Grab driver blew through his lottery winnings

    Someone walked away S$9 million dollars richer in Singapore after the recent lottery draw results. But is it luck or a curse? Here's a timely reminder on the importance of money management as we learn from the experience of someone who blew through his lottery winnings and is back working as a Grab driver.

    Agents | 03 Mar 2020

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