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  • South Asia: Cricket counts the losses

    Cricket is the lifeblood for millions in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and the COVID-19 pandemic has been a dampener to both players and fans of the various teams.

    Asia | 24 Mar 2020
  • Coronavirus-related claims a risk in Japan, South Korea

    WHO's declaration of the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic has emphasised the risks that South Korea and Japan still face from further increases in rates of infection despite having less than 100 virus-related deaths in each of the countries, said Moody's Investors Service.

    Asia | 20 Mar 2020
  • Headline-grabbing information leakage incidents involving companies and organisations in Southeast Asia (SEA) in 2019

    IT businesses from South East Asia (SEA) lost $1.10m on-average in rising cases of data breaches in 2019. The annual study from the global cybersecurity company Kaspersky has shown that aside from the monetary aftermath, victims also confirmed losing approximately $186m on business opportunities after an unfortunate attack involving their precious data.

    Asia Risk | 18 Mar 2020
  • South Asia: GDP growth rate in 2019 falls, forecast to improve thereafter

    Growth in South Asia is estimated to have decelerated to 4.9% in 2019, substantially weaker than 7.1% in the previous year, reflecting a sharper-than expected and broad-based weakening in domestic demand, says the World Bank.

    Asia | 15 Jan 2020
  • South Asia: Pakistan accounts for 50% of region's takaful business

    The takaful sector in Pakistan in recent years has increased its market share due to greater consumer acceptability and the entry of conventional insurers into the sector as window takaful operators, says the "Islamic Financial Services Industry Stability Report 2019" released last week by Kuala Lumpur-based Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB).

    Asia | 08 Aug 2019
  • South Asia: Widespread monsoonal flooding cause huge economic losses

    A notable spell of heavy rainfall associated with the Indian summer monsoon triggered flooding and landslides across several south Asian countries, including Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and subHimalayan India from 12-15 July, said Impact Forecasting, a catastrophe model development centre within the Aon group.

    Asia | 22 Jul 2019
  • Asia: Southeast Asia's economies at risk from rising temperatures

    Southeast Asia, together with Africa, is expected to bear the economic brunt of rising temperatures over the next 30 years, as intensifying levels of heat stress are projected to impede worker productivity and hit export revenues, says a new report from Verisk Maplecroft.

    Asia Risk | 15 Aug 2018
  • South Korea: National Pension Service forecast to run out of funds by 2058

    The national pension fund could run out of money by 2058 if current financial conditions continue, two years earlier than previously projected by the government, according to a research publication.

    Asia | 25 Jul 2018
  • When push comes to shove

    Agricultural insurance will soon become an important mechanism for risk mitigation in South Asian countries where the low-income small farmers are highly vulnerable to the vagaries of nature resulting in distress and suicides during droughts and crop failure. We speak to Dr Olena Sosenko, specialist and adviser on agriculture insurance on the path ahead for these South Asian economies and the critical role of agriculture insurance.

    AIRPlus | 06 Jul 2018
  • Half of South Asia in climate 'hotspots' may face worsening living standards-World Bank

    Over 800 million people, or half the population in South Asia could see their living standards worsen by 2050 due to climate change, says an ominous new study by the World Bank.

    Asia Risk | 04 Jul 2018

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