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COVID-19: What companies are missing?

  by Matt Craven, Linda Liu, Mihir Mysore, and Matt Wilson   At the time of writing, there have been more than 160,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 6,000 deaths from the disease. Older people especially, are at risk . More than 140 countries and...

Coronavirus: India could be next virus hotspot with an 'avalanche' of cases

  By Muneeza Naqvi, Archana Chaudhary and Bibhudatta Pradhan Delhi: India could become the next global hotspot for virus cases, with experts warning containment measures that proved successful elsewhere in Asia may not work in the world's second-most populous country.   The South Asian nation, which has...

Coronavirus drives patients to online doctors, spurring telemedicine sector

The new coronavirus that’s forcing lockdowns and roiling economies is spurring a silent revolution in the field of telemedicine.   As COVID-19 spreads across Europe, leaving new patients in its wake, the fear of infection and a saturated health-care system are driving large numbers of people...

What if you can’t afford to fight Coronavirus?

  As the coronavirus has tiptoed closer to global pandemic status, the world’s major economies are ramping up their spending on defenses.    Italy plans to spend $4 billion on emergency economic measures to tackle the outbreak, while South Korea will set aside at least $5.12 billion...

Climate Risk:Singapore prepares itself with $72B Defense Plan

  Singapore has a reputation for planning ahead. When it comes to climate change, it’s planning for the worst.   While governments around the world are struggling to meet the goals of the Paris agreement — keeping the global temperature increase to about 1.5 degrees Celsius and...

Negative interest rates turn saving, borrowing upside down

  FRANKFURT: Imagine a mortgage that pays you the interest, not the other way around. Or a savings account where it's the bank, not the saver, who collects interest.   Welcome to the upside-down world of ultra-low and negative interest rates that is taking hold in many...

Renewable insurance plays an important role in Asia’s energy transition:Willis Towers Watson

  SINGAPORE, Willis Towers Watson today launched its inaugural Renewable Energy Market Review for 2020. The Review identifies several new realities that the industry needs to face up to at the beginning of the new decade.   These new realities include: Geopolitical clouds: Conflicts and other international...

ME’s $2 trillion wealth could just vanish in 15 years

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life       Feb 08, 2020

  The Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf face a budget reckoning and risk squandering their $2 trillion in financial wealth within 15 years as oilNSE 2.52 % demand nears peak levels, according to the IMF. Global oil demand may start falling sooner than expected, putting...

Digitalisation:Transforming The Insurance Industry

Eco/Invest/Demography, Life, Non-Life       Jan 29, 2020

  Zurich: Digital transformation empowers consumers to be more informed and independent than ever before, and equips insurers with the tools to cater to customers’ current and future needs.    This leads to the development of new data-driven business models, impacting the entire insurance value chain, the...