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Jun 2024



SIRC announces Swiss Re incoming group CEO as speaker on first day

Swiss Re incoming group CEO Andreas Berger has been confirmed as a main speaker on the first day of this year’s Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC).

China: Ping An sells 5.65m HSBC shares for $50m

Ping An Insurance Group Co, China’s biggest insurer by capitalisation, sold 5.65m shares in HSBC Holdings on 7 May at an average price of HK$69.3074 ($8.87) per share.

India: Health insurance premium rates rise by up to 50% in past year

More than half (52%) of the respondents to a survey say that their personal health insurance premiums increased by over 25% in the last 12 months.

New Zealand: Insurers to be given three-year grace period to adopt changes to insurance law

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) welcomed the first reading on 2 May 2024 of the Contracts of Insurance Bill, saying the overhaul of the legislation is well overdue.

Singapore: SingRe chairman passes away

Mr Ramaswamy Athappan, chairman of SingRe, chairman of Fairfax Asia and former chairman of Fairfirst Insurance has passed away. His visionary leadership and dedication will be greatly missed.


Climate change could become the main driver of biodiversity decline

Climate change and land-use change could become the main drivers of biodiversity decline by mid-century according to a new study.

Why are major cities in China sinking 'rapidly'?

By 2120, around a quarter of China’s coastal land could be below the sea-level according to a research paper published in the scientific journal Science.

Reinsurers urged to prepare for public sector cyber attacks

The reinsurance industry must brace itself for cyber attacks targeting government and election infrastructure in 2024 according to a leading cyber risk analysis.

Almost 85% of supply chains can't respond to disruptions in 24 hours

A new global survey of 1,800 supply-chain leaders has revealed that average response time for supply chains to respond to disruptions is five days, hindering progress on resiliency and risk mitigation.