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Indian cabinet clears deck for 49% FDI in insurance sector
24 July, 2014 The Indian Cabinet has approved 49% foreign direct investment (FDI) in the insurance sector, up from the current limit of 26%, in a bid to drive more investment.
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Rapid recovery from global financial crisis sparks Indonesian insurance sector to life
01 June, 2014 Indonesia’s life segment grew at a CAGR of nearly 30% between 2009 and 2013, largely thanks to strong economic performance, regulatory changes and the success of unit-linked products, according to the Life Insurance in Indonesia report, Key Trends...
  • Romanian industry struggling to escape economic downturn
    01 June, 2014 Recent austerity measures and high unemployment rates have left many Romanians unable to afford life insurance products, but low penetration rates suggest there is growth potential, according to the Life Insurance in Romania report, Key Trends and...
  • Individual life sector dominating Lithuanian market
    01 June, 2014 The Individual life sector drove the overall life insurance segment between 2008 and 2012, with a market share of nearly 90%, as the industry recorded slight growth, according to the Life Insurance in Lithuania report, Key Trends and Opportunities...
  • Opportunity for growth in underdeveloped Kuwaiti life sector
    01 May, 2014 The life sector is the smallest segment in the Kuwaiti insurance industry, but a rising population and increasing disposable income has led to substantial growth, according to the Life Insurance in Kuwait report, Key Trends and Opportunities to...
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Ensuring success in Asia through human capital
21 November, 2012 Pagan Van, managing partner of executive search firm CTPartners in Hong Kong, gives an insightful overview on the latest trends in insurance recruitment in Asia and explains why Vietnam and Indonesia are drawing particular interest from...
  • Code of conduct under scrutiny
    18 October, 2012 LifeSearch, a UK protection intermediary, has warned against the poor industry selling practices of other distributors and the "laissez faire approach to the quality of distribution" by some product providers. Kevin Carr, chief executive of...
  • Emotional engagement: the new frontier for protection coverage
    18 October, 2012 The protection gap in the UK for mortality and morbidity products is enormous. Over the years, many wise men and women have considered, debated and cogitated at length over the reasons for this: “Underwriting puts people off”; “It’s too...
  • The power of enterprise social networking
    17 October, 2012 James Fabricant, CEO and Founder of IdeaPlane, an enterprise social network, and former MySpace International executive, explains how enterprise social networking can change the way financial industries communicate.
  • Get set for G-Day’s impact on underwriting
    10 October, 2012 The EU gender directive means that from 21 December 2012, which is known as ‘G-Day’, premiums and benefits for all new insurance contracts will have to be calculated on a gender-neutral basis. Insurance spans a wide range of contracts that...
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