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  • Myanmar: Cows to be tagged to facilitate insurance

    Singapore FinTech company InfoCorp Technologies is working with Myanma Insurance, an arm of the Ministry of Planning and Finance, and Myanmar holding company RGK+Z&A Group, to carry out a joint pilot project to provide tamper proof livestock identification.

    Asia | 14 Jun 2018
  • Asian CFOs see improving business climate as US-China trade dispute settles down

    A survey conducted by Zurich Insurance, found that 62% of CFOs in Asian companies were optimistic of an improving business environment for foreign firms in the US. The survey, with inputs from 500 CFOs in 30 countries, indicated that the majority of respondents believed economic fundamentals would prevail over the current trade disputes between the US and China.

    AIRPlus | 11 Jun 2018
  • Egypt: First crop insurance policy to be issued

    An insurance policy for crops has been approved by the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), which would be the first product of its kind.

    Middle East | 06 Jun 2018
  • Philippines: Bill being drafted to provide for free climate-based crop insurance

    A Bill that will replace the distribution of disaster funds to farmers with free climate-based crop insurance is now in the works.

    Asia | 06 Jun 2018
  • Govt support essential to development of parametric insurance

    As parametric insurance is considered a type of microinsurance product, insurance companies may be reluctant to design and develop parametric insurance products unless the government provides adequate support such as subsidies to policyholders, note Xiaolin Lin, Nigel Brook and Wynne Lawrence, of the global law firm, Clyde & Co, in an article.

    China | 25 May 2018
  • Huge potential for insurers seen in rural market

    China's agriculture insurance market has unprecedented opportunities for development, and it is expected that the market size would exceed CNY100 billion ($15.7 billion) in the next five years, according to the "China's Insurance Industry White Paper" released by global management consulting firm McKinsey.

    China | 18 May 2018
  • India: Lack of data challenging for crop insurance-Lloyd's

    A lack of data on exposure, historical crop yields and insured losses makes insuring Indian crop risk a challenge, said Mr Shankar Garigiparthy, Country Manager & CEO, India, Lloyd's of London.

    Asia Risk | 16 May 2018
  • India: States allowed to form insurance firms to offer govt crop insurance scheme

    The central government is allowing states to set up their own insurance companies to implement the Prime Minister's Crop Insurance Scheme (Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana [PMFBY]), a senior Agriculture Ministry official has said.

    Asia | 04 Apr 2018
  • India: Govt-backed crop insurance scheme loses sheen

    India's crop insurance programme, launched two years ago, is seeing negative growth for the current financial year ending 31 March 2018 (FY2018). Its coverage area has fallen to 24% the gross cropped area (GCA) from 30% last year.

    Asia | 29 Mar 2018
  • India: Weather-based insurance to be available to tea growers nationwide

    Small tea growers, contributing near half of the national yield, are going to have insurance coverage against loss incurred due to adverse weather conditions, protection which they have been demanding for more than a decade.

    Asia | 16 Mar 2018

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