EU removes Bermuda, Aruba, Barbados from tax haven blacklist

  BRUSSELS:  European Union finance ministers removed on Friday Bermuda, Barbados and Aruba from the bloc’s blacklist of tax haven countries, an EU statement said.   The three islands were added to the list in March. Aruba has been removed because it is in the process of...


Victor Kuk, Managing Director and Head, Client Markets Southeast Asia, India, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan,P&C Reinsurance Asia,Swiss Re

``We do write a lot of agriculture business and it contributes to about 40% of our business in India''

  Swiss Re has completed more than one year of direct operations in Indian market. How do you see the Indian market? The reason that we have established direct operations in India is because we wanted to be on the ground, to better understand and cater...


Getting Real on Climate Change Commitments

By Christine Lagarde and Vitor Gaspar Climate change is the great existential challenge of our times. It is a challenge that spans all regions, with especially severe consequences for low-income countries.   Without mitigating actions, global temperatures are projected to rise by 4oC above pre-industrial levels...