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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...

Prashant Tripathy,managing director and CEO, Max Life Insurance

Term insurance has emerged as a preferred cover during Covid-19:Survey

  In the midst of COVID-19,Max Life Insurance Company Ltd today unveiled the findings of the COVID-19 edition of its flagship survey ‘Max Life India Protection Quotient- express ’in association with KANTAR. Titled IPQ Express,the survey reveals dominant consumer sentiment in the times of COVID-19 on...

Jerome Jean Haegeli, Group Chief Economist,Swiss Re

Covid-19 Pandemic:Prm growth in emerging markets to remain positive in 2020 & 2021,says Swiss Re

  The insurance industry is set to overcome this year’s COVID-19-induced global economic recession, the latest Swiss Re Institute’s sigma says. The COVID-19 crisis will present challenges to industry profitability.In addition to pandemic-related losses, investment returns will remain subdued as interest rates stay low for longer,...

Eyes in the sky: Investors reach for new tools to gauge climate change risk

In the twilight years of past civilisations, astrologers would scour the heavens for signs of impending calamity. In an era where climate change is eroding age-old certainties, a new cast of characters is searching for answers in the sky.   A small but growing network of...

Work-from-home:Best Practices

  As a result of the viral COVID-19 outbreak, many of us have joined the millions of people around the world working from home, which has been declared a global pandemic as of this week. Many of the world’s leading US-based tech companies such as Apple,...

Jerome Jean Haegeli, Group Chief Economist at Swiss Re

``India will be the 2nd largest infra investment market,to account for 8% of all emerging market spend''

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life, Risk Management       Jun 17, 2020

  Investment in infrastructure development is set to be one of the main drivers of sustainable growth in the emerging markets after the COVID-19 crisis subsides, the latest Swiss Re's Sigma says.   Emerging markets will invest USD 2.2 trillion in infrastructure annually over the next 20...