Australia's life insurers in the emergency room

David Walker reports on the suitability, reputational and distribution crises that are destroying the profitability of the country's life sector


Claims risk rises as Covid-19 hits Australian jobs market

Unemployment and under-employment hits 17% in June


IAIS reports 48 insurers as "internationally active" groups

IAIGs will be supervised according to ComFrame rules


Asian lockdowns cut AIA's VNOB by 27%

Digitalisation accelerated but face-to-face meetings still important, says CEO


Hong Kong life insurers grow premiums despite slump in Chinese sales

Q4 sales to mainland visitors fell by a quarter


AIA continues China expansion even as Covid-19 bites

Operating profit rises 9% at Hong Kong group but Chinese cross-border sales fall


Coronavirus action plan activated at key German insurer

But trade body says virus still exerting limited influence on country's industry as a whole


Singapore's insurers extend coronavirus cover

The country had 77 cases confirmed by yesterday, and 53 in hospital


New date for Insurance Risk & Capital Asia 2020 conference

The conference is scheduled for Tuesday 13 October in Hong Kong


Coronavirus hits Hong Kong insurance stocks for second day

The virus has killed 170 people to date and infected nearly 8,000 others in China