Parima holds first digital ‘huddle’ on risk and insurance lessons from virus

Parima holds first digital ‘huddle’ on risk and insurance lessons from virus

Parima holds first digital ‘huddle’ on risk and insurance lessons from virus

The Pan-Asia Risk & Insurance Management Association (Parima) will host the first of a new series of online conferences for members today, focused on the risk management and insurance matters triggered by the Covid-19 virus. It has also confirmed its new schedule of conferences for the rest of this year and into 2021. Parima said that in such a “dynamic…

South Korea and Taiwan face biggest exposure to Chinese downturn finds Russell Group

South Korea and Taiwan face biggest exposure to Chinese downturn finds Russell Group

South Korea and Taiwan face biggest exposure to Chinese downturn finds Russell Group

South Korea is the country with the highest exposure, of $66bn, from a prolonged slowdown in the Chinese economy caused by the coronavirus, according to analysis from UK-based risk management software and services company Russell Group. The group used a sample of historic first-quarter economic data for imports and exports to and from China and its scenario model outlines the…

Parima urges risk managers to stress test insurance programmes for Covid-19 triggers

Parima urges risk managers to stress test insurance programmes for Covid-19 triggers

Parima urges risk managers to stress test insurance programmes for Covid-19 triggers

Risk managers should stress test their insurance programmes to see how coverage may be triggered for losses caused by coronavirus (Covid-19), according to Franck Baron, group deputy director, risk management and insurance at International SOS, and chairman of the Pan-Asia Risk & Insurance Management Association (Parima). Key lines that may be triggered by the impact of the virus include business…

Singapore government extends tax break for captives

Singapore government extends tax break for captives

Singapore government extends tax break for captives

The Singapore government has extended the tax break granted to captive insurance companies domiciled in the territory for another five years. Singapore is already the biggest captive centre in the Asia-Pacific region, with some S$1.1bn in premiums and more than S$4.5bn in captive assets under management. As part of its latest budget, the Singapore government revealed that the Insurance Business…

Acceleration in coronavirus numbers hammers Asia-Pacific manufacturing figures

Acceleration in coronavirus numbers hammers Asia-Pacific manufacturing figures

Acceleration in coronavirus numbers hammers Asia-Pacific manufacturing figures

Leading economies in the Asia-Pacific region are feeling the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, as manufacturing figures in Japan and Australia slumped and South Korea’s exports to China fell – a key bellwether of the health of the regional economy. The gloomy manufacturing and export figures came as the World Health Organization reported on Sunday morning (23 Feb) central European…

Coronavirus: Financial firms warned of potential run on cash and cyber scams

Coronavirus: Financial firms warned of potential run on cash and cyber scams

Coronavirus: Financial firms warned of potential run on cash and cyber scams

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued an advisory for financial institutions to adopt additional measures and precautions to prepare for a potential spike in cash withdrawals as people begin to panic about the spread of the coronavirus. The move follows the raising of the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition alert level from yellow to orange by the government…

Asian commercial insurance prices rise by highest level in five years: Marsh

Asian commercial insurance prices rise by highest level in five years: Marsh

Asian commercial insurance prices rise by highest level in five years: Marsh

Commercial insurance pricing in Asia showed the highest increase in five years in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to Marsh’s quarterly Global Insurance Market Index. Double-digit increases in property premiums were, however, compensated by liability prices still falling by up to 10% in some Asian countries. The Pacific region had the largest composite pricing increase in the index at…

Coronavirus provides ‘critical test’ of southeast Asia’s ability to reduce dependency on China

Coronavirus provides ‘critical test’ of southeast Asia’s ability to reduce dependency on China

Coronavirus provides ‘critical test’ of southeast Asia’s ability to reduce dependency on China

The coronavirus outbreak provides a critical test of the southeast Asia region’s ability to diversify global supply chains and reduce its dependency on China, according to Sofia Nazayla, analyst at Maplecroft, a UK-based global risk and strategic consulting firm. This ‘black swan’ event has already had a global economic impact that will inevitably intensify. But leading southeast Asian economies such…

Coronavirus: Companies need to activate business continuity plans sooner rather than later, says Parima

Coronavirus: Companies need to activate business continuity plans sooner rather than later, says Parima

Coronavirus: Companies need to activate business continuity plans sooner rather than later, says Parima

The Pan-Asia Risk & Insurance Management Association (Parima) has created a webpage for its members to keep them abreast of the latest developments with the novel coronavirus and provide support and advice at this difficult time for all companies in the region. Parima chairman Franck Baron is also Singapore-based group deputy director, risk management and insurance at International SOS, the…

Asian risk managers under less pressure on cyber, D&O and climate change than international peers

Asian risk managers under less pressure on cyber, D&O and climate change than international peers

Asian risk managers under less pressure on cyber, D&O and climate change than international peers

Cyber coverage is being extended across Asia-Pacific and big investment is being made in raising awareness of the risk by authorities across the region, but risk and insurance managers still seem unwilling to recognise the need for the cover, according to Franck Baron, chairman of the Pan-Asia Risk Management and Insurance Association (Parima) and group general manager – risk management…

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