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  • Australia's former competition chief calls for banks to sell off financial planning businesses

    Forcing big banks to sell off their financial planning businesses should be under serious consideration, according to former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Allan Fels, in the wake of explosive evidence heard by the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

    Agents | 23 Apr 2018
  • UAE: Study finds 45% of the rich believe they will live to 100

    Almost half (45%) of the UAE's high net worth individuals (HNWIs) believe they will live to 100, according to UBS Investor Watch.

    Middle East | 23 Apr 2018
  • Egypt: Profit in insurance sector soars to US$237 mln in FY2017

    The Egyptian insurance market reported profits of EGP4.2 billion (US$237 million) for the financial year ended 30 June 2017 (FY2017), 68% higher than the EGP2.5 billion posted for FY2016.

    Middle East | 23 Apr 2018
  • China: Regulator claims progress in battle against financial risk

    China 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).

    Asia | 23 Apr 2018
  • India: First year life premiums rise by 11% in FY2018

    The 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 IRDAI.

    Asia | 23 Apr 2018
  • Saudi Arabia: Population sees 2.5% growth in 2017

    Saudi Arabia's population, including expatriates, grew by 2.52% last year to 32.55 million at 31 December 2017, according to the General Authority for Statistics.

    Middle East | 22 Apr 2018
  • Egypt: Life premium rates expected to increase with new mortality tables

    Life insurance prices are forecast to rise in the Egyptian market with the introduction of new life tables, according to Mr Ahmad Al Najjar, an insurance expert and member of the board of the Egyptian Insurance Broker's Association.

    Middle East | 22 Apr 2018
  • UAE: Call to promote primary healthcare to cut insurance costs

    The practice of allowing patients to send themselves to costly specialists for medical care needs to end, top medical professionals in the UAE say. Instead, general practitioners (GPs) have to be put at the heart of the UAE's healthcare system to detect illnesses earlier and build a culture of check-ups and healthy lifestyles.

    Middle East | 22 Apr 2018
  • 10 pearls of wisdom from legendary Coach John Wooden

    John Robert Wooden (1910-2010) was the legendary head coach at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Over his years in UCLA, he oversaw the most successful rebuilding projects in US college basketball history.

    Agents | 20 Apr 2018
  • Time for an engagement upgrade

    Health is without doubt a significant growth opportunity for life insurers in the coming years. Great Eastern's latest customer engagement initiatives not only aim to up the ante in the health and wellness space, but also potentially offer us a glimpse into how the role of insurers may evolve in the near future.

    AIRPlus | 20 Apr 2018

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