Insurance Roundup, April 23, 2018

Global Risk Insights

  • China’s strategic influence is growing in the Americas
    by Niall Walsh on 2018-04-22 at 18:48At a time of reduced US influence, China’s economic and political ventures in Latin America will pay dividends. The post China’s strategic influence is growing in the Americas appeared first on Global Risk Insights. […]

  • How R2P impedes global governance
    by Logan Pauley on 2018-04-21 at 08:21Despite the UN’s many member states that have attempted to redress R2P, the principle is still not included in the general assembly’s 2018 agenda and causes more controversy than benefit. The post How R2P impedes global governance appeared first on Global Risk Insights. […]

  • The not-so-uncertain future of British-Iranian relations
    by Rowena Abdul Razak on 2018-04-20 at 01:16In August 2015, after four years of closure, the British Embassy in Tehran reopened its doors. As Ambassador to the Islamic Republic, Nicholas Hopton, is a seasoned diplomat familiar with the Gulf region with previous experience serving as Ambassador to Qatar. The post The not-so-uncertain future […]

  • India, France, and their new security agreements
    by Benedetta Di Matteo on 2018-04-20 at 01:10Regional power struggles and maritime security are at the heart of new security agreements between France and India. India is especially worried about being geopolitically isolated by China, and is seeking to expand its presence in the Indian Ocean. The post India, France, and their new security […]

  • MD3 bill likely to increase political risk in Indonesia
    by Alexander Macleod on 2018-04-20 at 01:08Indonesia’s parliament recently passed a controversial legislative amendment that bans public criticism of the government. The law, known as MD3, highlights a growing problem with the lack of accountability for Indonesian politicians. The post MD3 bill likely to increase political risk in […]

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  • Indonesia: Formation of state-owned insurance holding company still in early stages
    on 2018-04-23 at 20:00The Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises is continuing to work on forming state-owned insurance holding companies. The goal is to enhance the companies’ capability to raise capital and achieve greater operational efficiency. […]

  • India: First year life premiums rise by 11% in FY2018
    on 2018-04-23 at 20:00The 24 life insurers operating in the Indian market posted an 11% growth in first year premium income to over INR1.93 trillion (US$2.92 billion) in the financial year ended 31 March 2018 (FY2018), as compared to about INR1.75 trillion in the previous fiscal year, according to data compiled by the […]

  • China: Regulator claims progress in battle against financial risk
    on 2018-04-23 at 20:00China is toughening supervision on the banking and insurance sector with solid progress made in the first quarter of the year, reports the Xinhua news agency citing a statement by the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC). […]

  • Australia: IAG reportedly looking to sell 4 ASEAN units
    on 2018-04-23 at 20:00Insurance Australia Group is set to sell its four Southeast Asian businesses in deals that could be valued at about US$500 million, under a review of its Asian operations, reports Reuters citing three people with knowledge of the matter. […]

  • South Korea: RBC ratio dips for insurers in 4Q2017
    on 2018-04-23 at 20:00The financial status of South Korean insurance companies dipped in the fourth quarter of last year, as interest rate increases and dividend payouts reduced their available capital, according to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS). […]

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