Insurance Roundup, July 27, 2017


Global Risk Insights

  • Under the Radar: Forget the South China Sea, this is Asia’s real water war
    by Jeremy Luedi on 2017-07-26 at 19:00While tensions in the South China Sea have the potential for limited skirmishes far out to sea, the competition over the resources of the Mekong River is putting millions at risk of natural disasters, famine and regional instability. The post Under the Radar: Forget the South China Sea, this is […]

  • Mozambique and Rosneft’s hunt for foreign policy pull
    by Nicholas Trickett on 2017-07-25 at 23:06Word that Rosneft will soon open an office in Mozambique belies the company and Igor Sechin’s growing influence over Russia’s policy in the Asia-Pacific. The post Mozambique and Rosneft’s hunt for foreign policy pull appeared first on Global Risk Insights. […]

  • Vietnam and the Philippines dive back into contested waters
    by Peter Hays on 2017-07-25 at 12:00Both Vietnam and the Philippines restarted drilling and exploring for oil in contested waters in the South China Sea – risking the ire of China. The post Vietnam and the Philippines dive back into contested waters appeared first on Global Risk Insights. […]

  • After Mosul: the terrorist threat in Europe
    by Riccardo Dugulin on 2017-07-25 at 11:45After its military set backs, the Islamic State will continue to constitute a major terrorist threat in Western Europe in the foreseeable future. The post After Mosul: the terrorist threat in Europe appeared first on Global Risk Insights. […]

  • Why can’t Theresa May get it right on counter-terrorism?
    by Klisman Murati on 2017-07-24 at 17:18Following a string of deadly terrorist attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May is pressed to formulate a coherent counter-terrorist policy aimed at preventing future violent acts while preserving civil liberties. The post Why can’t Theresa May get it right on counter-terrorism? appeared first on […]

Claims Journal

  • Rail Design Led to Deadliness of New York Train-SUV Crash
    on 2017-07-27 at 09:46Federal investigators have concluded that a fiery crash between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the suburbs in 2015 was extra deadly because of an unusual rail design, a U.S. official told The Associated Press … […]

  • Study: Most Football Players Display Brain Disease
    on 2017-07-27 at 09:35Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. It’s the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease linked … […]

  • Commentary: Employers Rejecting Pot Users Will Pay a Price
    on 2017-07-27 at 08:08In Youngstown, Ohio, the employment problem is not a shortage of jobs. Nor is it a shortage of workers. The problem is not stingy employers who don’t want to pay enough to attract good workers. Nor is the problem that … […]

  • Federal Medical Liability Reform Bill Pending Senate Judiciary Review
    on 2017-07-26 at 16:52A bill introduced earlier this year provides tort caps and outlines a statute of limitations on claims against doctors and medical providers. The legislation, passed by the House of Representatives last month, is pending Senate judiciary review where a companion … […]

  • New Kansas Safety Law Could Shut Down Some Amusement Rides
    on 2017-07-26 at 13:13A new amusement ride law would affect more than a dozen counties in western Kansas that have home-owned carnivals and rides. Gov. Sam Brownback signed the bill in April following the death of a 10-year-old who rode a giant water … […]

Insurance Journal

Asia Insurance Review

  • South Korea: Insurers expect record high profits this year
    on 2017-07-27 at 18:37Life and nonlife insurance companies in South Korea expect strong performance this year, on the back of higher interest rates, improved auto insurance business and the end of uncertainties over one-off costs related to suicide claims. […]

  • India: Giant life insurer to observe investment limits
    on 2017-07-27 at 18:37The insurance regulator (IRDAI) has given state-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) two years to pare its shareholdings in companies to at most 15% in a single investee company. […]

  • Asia: Around 40 nominees enter 21st Asia Insurance Industry Awards final round
    on 2017-07-27 at 18:37Around 40 Asia’s best executives or companies in the insurance sector have been shortlisted for the finals of the 21st Asia Insurance Industry Awards (AIIA), which is organised by Asia Insurance Review. […]

  • New Zealand: Suncorp’s bid to buy Tower rejected by regulator
    on 2017-07-27 at 18:37The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance to Vero Insurance New Zealand, a unit of Australia’s financial services group Suncorp, to own up to 100% of the shares in nonlife insurer Tower. […]

  • Hong Kong: Government squeezed in pension dispute
    on 2017-07-27 at 18:37The Hong Kong government is working out a plan by the end of the year to scrap the current system of allowing employers to make severance and long-service payments from employees’ pension funds under the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme. […]

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