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Rural Thrust: Indian Insurance Penetration

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Jul 04, 2021

  Dr. Daleep  Pandita No financial compensation from insurance sector against the massive damages caused due to recent cyclone storm in costal parts of India,  has exposed the outreach of insurance services in rural India.   With more than Rs 2 lakh crore annual premium income, Indian...

Corporate payment delay trend stabilized, but risks and uncertainty remain:Coface Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2021

  HONG KONG SAR: Coface's 2021 Asia Corporate Payment Survey, conducted between October 2020 and March 2021, provides insights into the evolution of payment behaviour and credit management practices of over 2,500 companies across the Asia Pacific region during a pandemic year. Respondents came from nine...

The symptoms of the Delta variant appear to differ from traditional COVID symptoms. Here’s what to look out for

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life       Jul 03, 2021

  Nathan We've been living in a COVID world for more than 18 months now. At the outset of the pandemic, government agencies and health authorities scrambled to inform people on how to identify symptoms of the virus. But as the virus has evolved, it seems...

Cyber laws, rules, and guidance must be workable, risk-based, clear, transparent, and consistently applied across companies and jurisdictions:US Insurers

.  WASHINGTON: The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) announced its Cyber Extortion/Ransomware Guiding Principles that will provide guidance as the industry develops thoughtful action-driven opportunities to address this societal problem. “Insurers want to be partners with business leaders and policymakers in finding meaningful solutions...

Number of global migrant workers rises to 169 million since 2017: ILO report

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jul 01, 2021

The number of international migrant workers globally has risen to 169 million, a rise of three per cent since 2017, according to the latest estimates from the International Labour Organization (ILO). The share of youth migrant workers (aged 15-24) has also increased, by almost 2...

Jerome Jean Haegeli,Group Chief Economist, Swiss Re, .

Emerging Asia: a $3.8 trillion-per-year pension savings gap

  Emerging Asia has an estimated pension savings gap of USD 3.8 trillion per post-retirement year. This totals USD 74 trillion over workers' full retirement years, equivalent to USD 50 000 per worker, or 11 times the average worker's annual income, according to the latest Sigma...

Green Dividend: China's electric car capital has lessons for the world

  One of the first things visitors to the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou notice is the quiet. Missing is the incessant noise of throbbing engines and clashing gears that provides the backdrop to daily life in most metropolises around the globe. The reason: almost 30%...

The trillion dollar climate finance challenge (and opportunity)

  It’s overwhelmingly accepted that climate change is a very significant threat to humanity and while there are countless solutions to tackling what has been described by the UN as the “existential threat” of our times, it is still not fully clear how these solutions will...

Ambani and Adani. Two billionaires, one green ambition

   Andy Mukherjee Mukesh Ambani’s rivals should be relieved, though perhaps not too much. The petrochemicals czar has just told shareholders that he’s undertaking his life’s “most challenging” mission by investing 750 billion rupees ($10 billion) in clean power and fuel over three years. It doesn’t...