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Apr 2024



Asia Pacific: Insurers will focus on investment risk as economic growth slows

Credit trends in the Asia-Pacific insurance sector remain steady, though prospects vary across regions, says S&P Global Ratings (S&P). Of the Asia-Pacific insurers S&P rates, 98% have a stable outlook.

China promotes basic health insurance for children

Chinese authorities have launched a campaign to expand basic medical insurance coverage for children, aiming to safeguard their rights, interests and health in the country.

India: 'Missing middle' may be covered by universal health insurance

The Modi government may launch universal health insurance for 400m citizens who currently lack medical insurance.

Taiwan: FSC to allow more channels for insurers to raise capital

The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has opened the door for the insurance industry to issue bonds of a capital nature through the establishment of special-purpose vehicles abroad.


Air pollution is the fastest growing protection gap

In terms of insurance coverage for climate risks, air pollution creates the fastest growing protection gap according to a new survey of Airmic members.

Asian CROs worry most about operational resilience

A new survey has found that Asian risk officers are more concerned about internal disruptions than about the forever threats of cyber and climate risks.

Insurers taking on more risk for their investment portfolios

Inflation, a stock market correction and climate change are seen as the three main risks facing insurers according to new research.

Extensive evidence of second-hand trauma amongst claims handlers

A new report by New Generation Programme Claims group of Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) explores the second-hand trauma experienced by professionals in the insurance industry when handling distressing claims.