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  • India: New Delhi likely to block Chinese investment in insurance giant LIC - Reuters report

    New Delhi wants to block Chinese investors from buying shares in Indian insurance giant Life Insurance Corp (LIC) which is due to go public, four senior government officials and a banker told Reuters, underscoring tensions between the two nations.

    Asia | 23 Sep 2021
  • Singapore: Family plays a declining role in move towards a better life

    Family appears to be playing a declining role in Singaporeans' journey to a better life compared to two years ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, according to the findings of the AXA Better Life Index 2021 released yesterday by AXA Insurance Singapore.

    Asia | 23 Sep 2021
  • Indonesia: Agency channel still important to life insurers despite fall in premiums

    The agency channel in the Indonesian life insurance industry continues to report a decline in premium income because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the channel is still needed in the sector for the distribution of insurance products.

    Asia | 23 Sep 2021
  • Egypt: Insurance sector overcomes pandemic woes

    The Insurance Federation of Egypt (IFE) has initiated various projects in cooperation with the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) including adopting innovative business strategies and designing new products as well as concluding several partnerships that will enhance the performance of the insurance industry in Egypt.

    Middle East | 22 Sep 2021
  • New Zealand: The growing mortality protection gap

    Swiss Re estimates the mortality protection gap (MPG) for New Zealand at $435bn (NZ$670bn) or more than $540 000 for each household of the country as of 2020.

    Asia Risk | 22 Sep 2021
  • The secrets to building a long and successful career in insurance

    How does one establish a successful career spanning over two decades and stay true to purpose as a financial representative? We spoke to Great Eastern's Mr Glenn Yong to find out just what goes into the making of a great financial representative.

    Agents | 21 Sep 2021
  • Australia: Business Advisory Council formed to improve affordability of insurance

    The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has announced measures intended to improve the affordability and availability of commercial insurance products for the small and medium-sized business sector, including the creation of a Business Advisory Council to collaborate on solutions to these issues.

    Asia | 22 Sep 2021
  • Manulife Singapore and DBS Bank launch customisable digital retirement solution

    Manulife Singapore and DBS Bank have announced the launch of their co-developed retirement product, RetireSavvy, a flexible, digital retirement plan that offers customers multiple options to tailor a plan that best serves their financial and retirement needs throughout the different phases of life.

    Agents | 21 Sep 2021
  • New Zealand: Mortality protection gap estimated at US$435bn - Swiss Re Institute

    New Zealand's mortality protection gap (MPG) stood at $435bn as of 2020, according to an estimate by Swiss Re Institute which modelled the country's MPG for the first time based on an extensive consumer survey combined with macroeconomic data.

    Asia | 21 Sep 2021
  • Africa: Regional players seen as benefitting most from AfCFTA

    African regional re/insurance players such as Africa Re, CICA Re, Sanlam and Santam, will benefit most from successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), according to the findings of a survey carried in the latest "Africa Insurance Pulse" released by the Africa Insurance Organisation (AIO).

    Africa | 20 Sep 2021