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Srirang Samant

Indian Insurance Market – Is the Hubris Over

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life       Sep 11, 2020

  A media report about Future Generali Life Insurance Company being reportedly acquired by Sachin Bansal, founder of India’s online retail giant Flipcart points to an ongoing and portentous consolidation of the market. Another article had occurred in the same online news portal a few days...

Jerome Jean Haegeli, Swiss Re Group Chief Economis

COVID-19 accelerates global supply chain restructuring:Swiss Re

Eco/Invest/Demography       Sep 10, 2020

  Global supply chains are undergoing fundamental and accelerated restructuring, the latest Swiss Re Institute sigma study, “De-risking global supply chains: rebalancing to strengthen resilience“, says. The disruption to the flow of intermediate goods and services during the COVID-19 lockdowns has made governments and manufacturers ever...

Learned from COVID-19 Pandemic to mitigate the risks of Climate Change?

“How can our society avoid the disastrous consequences associated with climate change risk?” asks a new Munich Re US white paper, Reimagining Resilience in a Post Pandemic World. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to societal and economic disruption on a global scale, and climate change...

Companies face five liability risk trends during Covid-19 pandemic:Allianz

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life       Sep 09, 2020

  Liability exposures for companies around the world are increasing. Factors such as rising litigation, collective redress and large court verdicts, costly and frequent recalls in the automotive and food sectors, the disruptive impact of civil unrest and riots in a growing number of countries, and...

Torsten Jeworrek,Member of the Board of Munich Re

``Pandemics,climate change,cyber top the current risk chart'':Munich Re

  Globalisation has made the consequences of catastrophes more extreme The coronavirus pandemic has shown the world how vulnerable it is to very large risks. Trillions in financial losses ought to be a wake-up call for economies to better equip themselves for extreme risks of this...

Climate change to drive large future Cat losses

  By Seth Borenstein A destructive storm rising from warm waters. Again. America and the world are getting more frequent and bigger multibillion dollar tropical catastrophes like Hurricane Laura, which menaced the U.S. Gulf Coast, because of a combination of increased coastal development, natural climate cycles,...

Political Risk Map 2020: Mid-Year Update for Asia-Pacific

Eco/Invest/Demography, Pandemic, Risk Management       Aug 25, 2020

  As the region hit first by COVID-19, many countries in Asia-Pacific experienced a sharp rise in economic risk early in the year. Almost two-thirds (64%) of the countries rated by Marsh JLT Specialty’s World Risk Review (WRR) experienced an increase in their country economic risk...

Christophe Durand-Maniclas, Head of Executive Underwriting, Life Science at AXA XL

COVID-19 Pandemic:Insurance Shield for the medical fight

  In the fight against COVID-19, the search for a vaccine is a major international effort. In addition to trying to find a vaccine for the virus, drug companies also are working to find medical treatments that could alleviate some of the symptoms of the virus...

Moral challenges ahead of developing & distributing a COVID-19 vaccine 

By John Authers The coronavirus pandemic has stress-tested the world. Beyond challenging human fortitude,national health services and international rivalries, it has forced a series of moral choices. Many have provoked impassioned disagreement — over whether governments can force businesses and schools to close, over sacrifices...

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