WHO updates global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Jul 16, 2019

  WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems.   Published a couple of days back, the two lists focus on cancer and other global...

Vineet Arora MD & CEO, Aegon Life Insurance. 

Time for your first Term Plan

Life       Jul 15, 2019

With youth comes a sense of carefree bliss accompanied by a short-termoutlook towards life. However, as we age and progress in life, we begin to absorb the significance of planning for the long-term, for a time when we have long gone.    Providing financial protection to...

Five Facts on Fintech

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Jun 29, 2019

By Tobias Adrian and Ceyla Pazarbasioglu From artificial intelligence to mobile applications, technology helps to increase your access to secure and efficient financial products and services.   Since fintech offers the chance to boost economic growth and expand financial inclusion in all countries, the IMF and...

Cyber Liability: the last frontier of the insurance

Non-Life, Risk Management, Technology       Jun 28, 2019

  Hackers and cyber thieves are growing in number and in the sophistication of their attacks. Attacks that do not require hackers to directly breach systems – fileless attacks – are ten times more likely to succeed than file-based attacks. These fileless attacks, also known as...

India will overtake China, sub-Saharan Africa population to double

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jun 17, 2019

  India, projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country around 2027, is expected to add nearly 273 million people between now and 2050 and will remain the most populated country through the end of the current century, a UN report said on Monday.   ...

``Tech and cyber dominate insurers’ horizon scanning of business risks''

Risk Management, Technology       Jun 13, 2019

  Technology risk, cyber risk and change management have been pinpointed as the three biggest concerns for insurers across the globe, according to a poll of more than 900 senior industry experts.   The Insurance Banana Skins report, published by the Centre for the Study of Financial...

Indian Millennials prefer buying larger Health Cover:Policybazaar

Health, Technology, Workplace/Employee Benefits       Jun 12, 2019

  A recent survey conducted by indicates that millennials between the age-group of 22-35 years in India have better assessment of their protection needs, when it comes to buying health covers which shields them adequately.    The survey reveals increasing number of millennials i.e. about 6...

Motorbike Taxi Firms to Offer E-payment, Insurance Services in West Africa

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Jun 12, 2019

  Motorcycle taxi companies are expanding in West Africa with backing from investors betting that the meteoric rise of two-wheeled taxi firms in Asia can be replicated in some of the fastest growing countries in the world.   Four bike taxi firms are now battling it out...

Getting Real on Climate Change Commitments

Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy       May 03, 2019

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...

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