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  • Are consumers financially literate enough to navigate online information?

    Saving, investing, and planning for retirement can be an exercise in futility if an individual lacks the know-how that is required to be successful, according to the seventh annual Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey.

    Agents | 17 Jul 2018
  • Japan: Life giant backs off investments and loans to new coal power projects

    Nippon Life Insurance plans to become the first leading Japanese financial institution to reject investments and loans to new coal-fired power generation projects at home and abroad.

    Asia | 16 Jul 2018
  • Osaka quake could result in $1bn worth in damages

    The 5.3 magnitude Osaka 'quake that occurred in mid-June has been reported to have caused damage to over 6,750 structures in the area, with an estimated $1bn in damages, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

    AIRPlus | 12 Jul 2018
  • Japan: Impact of heavy rain seen as small on P&C insurers

    While the floods caused by the heavy rain in western Japan in recent days are credit negative for Japanese P&C insurers -- because of the losses from property and business interruption coverage -- the overall credit impact on insurers is seen as small, says Mr Soichiro Makimoto, Vice President - Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Moody's Japan.

    Asia | 12 Jul 2018
  • Japan: Economic losses from floods estimated at hundreds of millions

    Economic losses from floods and mudslides in southwestern Japan in the past two weeks are likely to run into the hundreds of millions, according to an estimate by Aon.

    Asia | 11 Jul 2018
  • Japan: Fire insurance rate hike will improve P&C insurers' profitability

    The revision of the advisory pure premium rate for homeowners' fire insurance, announced on 15 June by the General Insurance Rating Organization of Japan (GIROJ), will increase the advisory rate by 5.5% on average, and reflects increased losses from natural catastrophe and water leakages.

    Asia | 26 Jun 2018
  • Japan: Life insurance group leverages Swiss digital health technology

    Japan's T&D Holding, the T&D Life Group's holding company, and Swiss digital health platform company dacadoo will cooperate in the development of digital life insurance products for Japan.

    Asia | 22 Jun 2018
  • MetLife opts for pragmatism in digital investments

    MetLife's digital investments focus on four main areas that include distribution, front- and back-end processes, data analytics, and innovation. MetLife Asia senior vice president and chief information officer Stephen Barnham said, "We agreed early on that for every $3 of expenses the company can save, $2 will be reinvested in digital efforts. We have been using this process for three or four years, investing up to $300m a year to modernise our foundation and leapfrog the industry with good returns."

    Agents | 21 Jun 2018
  • Japan P&I Club issues cybersecurity guidance

    The Japan P&I Club has issued a comprehensive guidance note to its members on cybersecurity measures, in view of the increased threat of cyber attacks at sea.

    Asia Risk | 20 Jun 2018
  • Japan: Life insurers show global peers the way forward in an era of low rates

    Major Japanese life insurers remain profitable despite the fact that the life sector has been facing low interest rates for more than two decades, says Moody's Japan.

    Asia | 18 Jun 2018


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