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Gold's impressive performance in 2019 may spill into the new decade

Eco/Invest/Demography, Wealth Management       Dec 10, 2019

Gold’s impressive advance in 2019 -- aided by trade war frictions, easier monetary policy across the world’s leading economies and sustained central-bank buying -- may be set to spill into the new decade.   As 2020 looms, BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager, remains constructive...

Insurers need profound transformation and the right talent, reveals EY Insurance Outlook 2020

  As insurance industry growth remains stagnant for another year due to low interest rates, the shifts in consumer demographics around the world coupled with heightened expectations for digital experiences present insurers with risks and opportunities. The EY Insurance Outlook 2020 report – based on collective...

5 risk trends company directors and officers need to watch in 2020:Allianz

  The range of risks facing company executives or directors and officers (D&Os) – as well as the resultant insurance claims scenarios – has increased significantly in recent years. With corporate management under the spotlight like never before, a new report by insurer Allianz Global Corporate...

Watch Out Finance, Business, Tech Workers. Artificial Intelligence Is Coming.

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Nov 21, 2019

. Artificial intelligence is coming for America’s high-paid professions as it creates winners and losers across the labor market like never before.   White-collar jobs and better-educated occupations along with production workers are among the most susceptible to AI’s spread into the economy, according to a...

Led by India and China,emerging Asia will power global growth:Swiss Re

Eco/Invest/Demography, Life, Non-Life, Reinsurance       Nov 13, 2019

  Insurance markets continue to support resilience, with global premiums forecast to increase by 3 per cent  annually in real terms in 2020 and 2021, despite a slowing world economy.   In its latest sigma, "Sustaining resilience amid slowing growth: global economic and insurance market outlook 2020/21,"...

Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists

A global group of around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency.   The study, based on 40 years of data on a range of measures, says governments are failing to address the crisis.Without deep and lasting changes, the...

Safer skies but claims and risks grow

Non-Life, Reinsurance       Nov 05, 2019

  The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever in terms of fatal accidents recently, despite a number of crashes. However, the long-term improvement in its risk management record is challenged by a growing number of insurance claims and risks, according to...

Kenyan farmers snap crops with phones to improve insurance payouts

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life       Oct 11, 2019

  MUIRI, Kenya: Farmer Thomas Mwiraria surveyed the parched terrain at a church compound in Muiri village in central Kenya, and asked a passing agricultural officer when he thought the rains would come.   Like many others here, Mwiraria had yet to harvest anything from his land...

Water crises ranked as the topmost risk in India:WEF 

  Executives in the South Asian region ranked “water crises” as the number one risk for doing business in countries in South Asia – the issue rose from fifth place the year before, according to a survey of business leaders published by the World Economic Forum,...

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