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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 Policybazaar.com 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...

Hélène Stanway, digital leader at AXA XL 

Internet of Things: Value for Insureds 

Risk Management, Technology       Mar 25, 2019

  The Internet of Things is transforming the way we live and work. And we believe it can change the way risk is managed and underwritten.   Last year, the number of connected “things” surpassed the number of human beings on the planet. Many of us live...

Closing the Gender Gap

As girls, we were raised with the belief that we could accomplish anything, and that no barrier was insurmountable. Yet, for so many women, the reality doesn’t quite meet their aspirations. Things weren’t exactly equal in the relatively conservative middle-class society in India where we...

AI and Risk Management

  For risk professionals, it can be difficult to make sense of the many and varied perspectives around artificial intelligence. While the theoretical discussions about long-term impacts on society are important to understand and track, the more pressing issue is to understand the impacts on your...

Mukadder Erdoenmez, Head International Casualty Europe/ Middle East & Africa/ Latin America, AXA XL

Insuring The Sharing Economy

, It sometimes feels as if the sharing economy, which is how companies that facilitate peer-to-peer transactions via an online platform/smartphone app are referred to, emerged virtually overnight.   The sharing economy is also projected to continue expanding and disrupting many established industries. PwC estimates, for...