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Oct 2017

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Growth is still the buzzword

COUNTRY PROFILE - Indonesia

Indonesia is ripe with the potential to become a major insurance market with its huge population and buzzing economy. The industry and regulator are working hand-in-hand to boost the potential including through insurance awareness of the public and technical sophistication of the industry itself. Experts within Indonesia’s insurance industry chime in on the challenges that face them today and what the future has in store for the nation.
 

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Disruptive digital - It's a bane but oh what a great boon too

COVER STORY - Marine Cargo

Digital technology, cyber threats, and Internet of Things are all in the forefront of the changing marine cargo scene which now boasts its own blockchain platform too. We drill deeper into the period of upheavals with 2018 seen as bringing greater...

The legal clutch of cyber

INSIGHTS - Legal Roundtable

With the 2017 Asia Pacific Insurance Conference (APIC) being held later this month in Singapore, we bring you AIR’s first ever legal roundtable where we look at insurance from the eyes of the legal eagles.

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Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    This is a bumper issue. October is a hectic month for the industry, not just in Asia but around the world too. There is just too much happening and insurance is involved in every sector of the economy. And then there is the rising October renewals...

Cover Story

Marine Cargo

  • Magazine article aboutDisruptive-digital-It-s-a-bane-but-oh-what-a-great-boon-too

    Disruptive digital - It's a bane but oh what a great boon too

    Digital technology, cyber threats, and Internet of Things are all in the forefront of the changing marine cargo scene which now boasts its own blockchain platform too. We drill deeper into the period of upheavals with 2018 seen as bringing greater...

  • Cargo still sailing on rough seas - but land ahoy!

    A year ago, the container shipping industry was in the doldrums with oversupply of capacity and lay-up of 7% of the global fleet in capacity terms. Predictions were that the market would only fully recover in 2018. One year on, we speak to some...

  • Standard Club: A P&I perspective

    We speak with Mr Akshat Arora, Senior Surveyor at the Loss Prevention division of the Standard Club in Singapore, for a P&I club perspective.

Interviews

  • Magazine article aboutEnvironmental-Insurance-in-Asia-Regulatory-and-public-scrutiny-will-drive-take-up-rates

    Environmental Insurance in Asia: Regulatory and public scrutiny will drive take up rates

    With growing environmental consciousness worldwide, companies need to face up to the potential pollution impacts of their business activities on their surroundings and protect themselves from potential liabilities. We spoke with Mr Arthur Lu,...

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  • Engineering first

    Commercial and industrial property insurer FM Global’s approach to business is different, says Mr David Johnson, newly-appointed Vice President, Regional Manager, Asia. Not only is it a mutual company for close to two centuries, in business,...

  • Helping clients to grow in profitable areas

    In the digital world, many intermediaries face a bleak future and so they would have to reinvent themselves. While reinsurance brokers have a professional and important role to play in the industry, they are not immune to the changes around them. We...

General Insurance

World of Personal Lines

Life & Health

Ageing Feature

  • Magazine article aboutRobotics-and-eldercare-s-future

    Robotics and eldercare's future

    In this second of a four-part series on ageing in Asia, Mr Greg Goodfliesh of RGAx Asia explores the growing impact of robotics.

Insurance in the low yield world

Country Profile

Indonesia

  • Magazine article aboutGrowth-is-still-the-buzzword

    Growth is still the buzzword

    Indonesia is ripe with the potential to become a major insurance market with its huge population and buzzing economy. The industry and regulator are working hand-in-hand to boost the potential including through insurance awareness of the public and...

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  • A Parade of Indonesia Rendezvous

    For 23 years now the Indonesia Rendezvous has been held as an annual affair come rain or shine except when Bali also hosted EAIC in 2012. This year, the Rendezvous plans to look at fraud management as a priority. We bring you a quick tour of the...

Going Digital

Insights

Legal Roundtable

  • Magazine article aboutThe-legal-clutch-of-cyber

    The legal clutch of cyber

    With the 2017 Asia Pacific Insurance Conference (APIC) being held later this month in Singapore, we bring you AIR’s first ever legal roundtable where we look at insurance from the eyes of the legal eagles.

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Think Tank

View from India

  • Indian Insurers: IPOs and beyond

    With as many as six (re)insurers lined up with IPOs amounting to around US$7.8 billion, the journey ahead for the Indian insurance industry will be quite exciting.

News

Asian

  • Asia: Typhoon Talim strikes Japan

    Another major typhoon hit northern Asia last month. Typhoon Talim made landfall in Kagoshima Prefecture on the southern tip of Kyushu Island, Japan, on 17 Sept with maximum sustained winds at 111 km/h (79 mph)—the equivalent of a weak Category...

  • Asia: Website hues colour consumer trust in online insurance

    Colours, shapes and sounds can directly influence trust in online insurance and banking services, in particular colour hue and symmetry, according to a study on how visual aesthetics and sound influence consumer trust in relation to online financial...

  • Labuan IBFC as Asia's leading captive domicile

    A recent survey commissioned by the Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) showed that the risk management and insurance community are confident that the mid-shore centre has the right ingredients for businesses to...

People on the move

AIR+ (New)

  • Magazine article aboutFirst-Malaysian-InsurTech-Collab-Takes-Off

    First Malaysian InsurTech Collab Takes Off

    KATSANA is on a roll, recently inking MoU with several insurers including Allianz Malaysia, Axiata Business Services and both Etiqa Insurance and Etiqa Takaful, to collaborate on boosting the adoption of usage-based insurance (UBI) in Malaysia....

  • Online insurer courts pharmacy network in strategic partnership

    While tackling the protection gap must progress with today’s digital trends, U for Life General Manager Kenny Thing says insurers must not overlook conventional touchpoints as well.

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