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INSURANCE - General
Vehicle telematics have been around in one form or the other, for more than six decades now.
MARKET PROFILE - Japan
In Japan, gross written premiums for both life and general insurance have risen. Japanese government policy and foreign interest rates have driven premium income in the life sector.
Asia Insurance Review summarises last year’s performance of P&C and life insurance in China and analyses the trends for each sector as they embark on the Year of the Dragon.
As 2024 begins to pick up steam, the insurance sector in APAC is faced with one big opportunity – or one big threat, depending on your perspective.
Amidst the escalating frequency and severity of natural disasters impacting Asian communities, traditional insurance models are increasingly being challenged.
Maritime incidents are usually covered against claim liability and associated legal costs. However, these incidents are time consuming and costly.
Industrial and commercial policyholders increasingly complain that premiums are impacting their bottom lines. At the same time, the protection gap remains significant, particularly in Asia, and arguably will only widen with climate change.
The Financial Services Agency of Japan’s Mr Shigeru Ariizumi reflects on some of the topics from the International Association of Insurance Supervisors conference.
The insurance industry in Bangladesh backed by a proactive regulator, is experiencing significant growth with premiums expected to touch $2.2bn by 2027.
The Risk Management Institute of Australasia Risk Conference 2024 is just around the corner – taking place in Sydney in mid-May.
A population that is not only shrinking but also ageing rapidly and has a rising number of youngsters caught in the grip of critical illnesses does not make China’s present health picture very inspiring.
The investment landscape has been a dynamic one for insurers over the past year, with the cooling of the Chinese market and rising rates playing roles in strategic shifts.
Insurance asset management
The implementation of standards like IFRS17 and new risk-based capital frameworks has led insurers to think of ways to achieve their objectives under the new regulatory and market environment.
In the past few years, many insurers in Asia have experienced difficulties ranging from COVID 19, capital market volatility and asset-liability mismatches.
The Actuaries Institute has identified barriers that must be overcome as the focus of superannuation policy development moves more strongly to support Australians in their retirement.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published a consultation paper to seek feedback on proposals to reduce the amount of information collected by financial institutions from their clients for selected insurance policies, when...