Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

India announces ban on electronic cigarette sales

  New Delhi: India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco.   The announcement by India came a day after New York became the second US state...


Lloyd’s returns to profit in 1st Half after 2 full years of losses

  London: Lloyd’s Returns to Profit in 1st Half After 2 Full Years of LossesLloyd’s of London, the world’s biggest insurance market, returned to profit in the first half after two full-year losses.   The more than 300-year-old corporation made a profit before tax of 2.3 billion...


Unlocking value for P&C insurers : Advanced analytics may present a crucial way

  The latest sigma report from the Swiss Re Institute, "Advanced analytics: unlocking new frontiers in P&C insurance", suggests that technology advances are enabling P&C insurers to unlock new frontiers in risk assessment and mitigation thanks to advanced analytics.   Past successes that focused on improving expense...