Articles

Checking Delta-Unvaccinated most at risk

  Julie Steenhuysen Alistair Smout Ari Rabinovitch The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 the world has encountered, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even as nations loosen restrictions and open their economies, according...

Pandemic Travel Rules

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Jul 26, 2021

  Anjani Trivedi As countries around the world attempt to reopen their borders, officials have come up with an ever-changing list of labyrinthine polices to allow travel. A range of entry restrictions have been deployed, from home quarantines for vaccinated adults to spending up to three...

How the world’s first carbon border tax may play out

  The European Union wants to enact the world’s first pollution-import levy on global competitors. The details will take a while to hash out. The measure, which will affect producers of steel, cement and aluminum in countries with looser environmental rules, would boost commodity costs and...

Risk Control 2030: A look at the future and reflections of the past

  Victor J Sordillo PE, CSP, MBA, Executive Vice President,Director of International Risk Control Services, Sompo Global Risk Solutions Over the past 50 years, the risk control profession has significantly evolved to become a valued component of the insurance process. Technological advances and an enhanced focus...

Global insurance premium may rise by 3.3% to $6.9 trillion in 2021 : Swiss Re

  Zurich,July 14: Swiss Re's latest Sigma report on ``annual world insurance premium in 2021 '' has forecast that global insurance premiums are set to follow its strong economic growth, increasing by an expected 3.3% in 2021 to a total of USD 6.9 trillion. The report...

Vaccinated and confused? Answers about masks, Delta variant and breakthrough infections

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life, Pandemic       Jul 13, 2021

The World Health Organization wants everybody to wear masks, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says vaccinated people often don’t need to wear them. So whom do we listen to? Virus experts and public health researchers also offer mixed advice, but largely...

Genetic flashpoints: Why Covid-19 hits some people harder than others

Throughout the pandemic, one crucial question has perplexed scientists worldwide: Why do some people become so sick from Covid-19 while others show no symptoms at all? Now, a peek deep into the human genome by a global initiative with more than 3,000 researchers from 25...

Demographic Drag:China may not be able to overtake US economy

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jul 06, 2021

  Eric Zhu & Tom Orlik Few questions are more consequential, whether it’s for executives wondering where long-term profits will come from, investors weighing the dollar’s status as global reserve currency, or generals strategizing over geopolitical flashpoints. In Beijing, where they’ve just been celebrating the 100th...

9 trends to watch as aviation readies for post Covid-19 takeoff

LONDON/NEW YORK/SINGAPORE: The sudden halt imposed on the aviation industry by the Covid-19 crisis hit the sector hard. In April 2020, two-thirds of the global commercial aviation fleet sat idle on the tarmac, while passenger traffic was down 90% year-on-year. Today, the aviation industry is...

1 2 3 4