Lean times ahead for French insurance market says Accenture

Lean times ahead for French insurance market says Accenture

Lean times ahead for French insurance market says Accenture

The days of accelerated growth and sure profits are over for the French insurance industry, which should be prepared to face a decade of leaner performances until 2020. The warning is made by Accenture in a forthcoming paper where the consultancy firm makes the case that the sector needs to reform its ways of doing business in order to keep posting good results.

Managing la fronde-France

Managing la fronde-France

Managing la fronde-France

This year’s Risk Frontiers French roundtable took place in Paris during a time of great drama as French workers and students took to the streets in protest at President Sarkozy’s plans to cut public spending through historic changes to welfare benefits, and petrol supplies ran dry.

Security chiefs focus on risks posed by emerging markets

Security chiefs focus on risks posed by emerging markets

Security chiefs focus on risks posed by emerging markets

Multinational companies will have to deal with an increasing volume of security risks as they look for growth in emerging markets, many of which suffer from political or social instability. But they have no choice other than to make inroads into places like the BRIC countries or even Iraq, as the economic situation in the western world is set to remain bleak for quite some time.