Articles

Will India's banking system go from being state-dominated to tycoon-led?

  By  Andy Mukherjee  A working group set up by the Reserve Bank, the regulator, has suggestions for what to do with ownership of private-sector banks. Large industrial houses may be permitted to own controlling stakes, it says, but only after strengthening regulation and supervision to...

Clarity Over Coverage is Critical as COVID-19 Casts a Shadow over Jan Renewals

  Reinsurance renewal negotiations are delicately poised, with increasing pressure on rates, economic uncertainty and disputes over COVID-19 wordings putting long-standing relationships to the test, according to a recent article in Insurance Day from Massimo Reina, CEO for Continental Europe at Guy Carpenter. The global pandemic...

A better tomorrow won’t fix India’s broken today

Eco/Invest/Demography, Pandemic       Nov 14, 2020

By Andy Mukherjee  India’s currency is strong, the stock market is surging, and long-term interest rates are under control. The technical recession that blighted the June and September quarters is probably already over. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rolled out the red carpet for industries...

Bumper harvests, healthy stockpiles but coronavirus world is undernourished

  By Clara Ferreira Marques Bumper harvests and healthy stockpiles coming into 2020 have helped the world dodge the worst of food-security worries triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Staples have been plentiful enough--and oil cheap enough--to avoid a repeat of the 2007-2008 crisis, and supply lines...

Without us even realising it, Google has occupied every nook and cranny of our existence

Technology       Oct 24, 2020

By Brian X. Chen About 20 years ago, I typed Google.com into my web browser for the first time. It loaded a search bar and buttons. I punched in “DMV sample test,” scrolled through the results and clicked on a site. Wow, I thought to...

Risk Management: COVID-19 spurs collaboration and innovation

By Tim Smith, Head of Client Management, UK, AXA XL In these unprecedented times for us all, innovation in the insurance industry has not slowed – indeed, responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have in many cases accelerated innovation and change. The pandemic has changed the...

Why some millennials can't manage money: Financial literacy low in Asia

Eco/Invest/Demography, Wealth Management       Oct 12, 2020

  By  Anjani Trivedi In 2008, Jackie and I arrived at our investment banking jobs on Wall Street. Fresh out of college, we were now among the top earners in our peer group. Twenty-hours-plus daily, most days of the week, working hard on pitchbooks, models and...

Shankar Garigiparthy, Country Manager and CEO, Lloyd’s India

New Reality: Securing ``Intangible Assets''

  By Shankar Garigiparthy, Country Manager and CEO, Lloyd’s India The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way we live and work. Not only has this unprecedented pandemic caused a humanitarian crisis on a scale the world was unprepared for, but it has also had major...

Plastic pandemic: COVID-19 trashed the recycling dream

  By Joe Brock The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a rush for plastic. From Wuhan to New York, demand for face shields, gloves, takeaway food containers and bubble wrap for online shopping has surged. Since most of that cannot be recycled, so has the waste. But...

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