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Brazil's COVID Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Mar 03, 2021

  Manuela Andreoni, Ernesto Londoño and Letícia Casado RIO DE JANEIRO: COVID-19 has already left a trail of death and despair in Brazil, one of the worst in the world. Now, a year into the pandemic, the country is setting another wrenching record. No other nation...

GIFT City: Modi's plan to make a Singapore in Gujarat has fallen flat

Eco/Invest/Demography, Risk Management       Feb 21, 2021

  By  Andy Mukherjee  Modi's plan to make a Singapore in Gujarat has fallen flatWhen Singapore set up an international financial hub in the late 1960s, the city-state was thinking both fast and slow — seizing an immediate opportunity, and opening a path to long-term economic...

Covid-19 Pandemic:Tracking an Unprecedented Year for Businesses

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Feb 18, 2021

  Crises are nothing new to small enterprises in developing countries. Inflation, credit crunches, and currency volatility often put to test the ability of millions of business owners to navigate turbulent waters. The situation was no different to P&P Marroquinería, a producer of leather goods founded...

``Significant improvement in climate-related disclosure of Insurers''

  London: ClimateWise Principles Review 2020, published by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), indicates significant improvement in climate-related disclosure of insurers and highlights sector’s vital role in shaping resilience to climate change. The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2020 shows member insurance industry...

Rising Risk of Cyber-attack on Industrial Sector:Lloyd's Report

  Lloyd’s, in partnership with cyber analytics specialist CyberCube and reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, has today launched a new report which examines how ‘Internet of Things’ devices are posing an increasingly high risk of cyber-attack to industrial and manufacturing businesses. As cyber threats continue to evolve...

More at risk of losing homes as climate change outpaces response, Fiji warns

By Megan Rowling Governments have made progress on understanding how people are forced from their homes by climate stresses and on preventing some of the worst impacts - but there is still far to go before communities are properly protected, top officials said Thursday. Fiji's...

Insurers play waiting game amid push for post-Brexit Solvency II equivalence

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life, Reinsurance       Feb 05, 2021

  By Ben Dyson Solvency II equivalence continues to be a goal for U.K. insurers despite the mechanisms companies have set up to ensure continued trade after the U.K. left the European Union. But they should not expect it to be granted any time soon said,S&P...

Amol Chandratreya,Head, Specialty Underwriting on Cyber Insurance, SBI General Insurance

Cyber Insurance- a must for Enterprises

. The Covid-19 pandemic has enabled a large-scale migration to digital.  From small family-owned enterprises that use digital for order processing / payment to larger conglomerates that use digital for seamless WFH, there has been an unprecedented adoption of digital infrastructure across organizations to help...

From factory to faraway village: behind India's mammoth vaccination drive

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Jan 25, 2021

  By Devjyot Ghoshal, Jatindra Dash KORAPUT: Reena Jani rose early, finished her chores in the crisp January cold and walked uphill to the road skirting her remote tribal hamlet of Pendajam in eastern India.Riding pillion on a neighbour’s motorcycle for 40 minutes through hillsides dotted...