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Insights and analysis of the latest news and trends affecting the insurance and employee benefits industries

Laos: The Reasons For Market Potential

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Laos is laying the foundations for positive insurance market developments over the next decade. The reorientation of its foreign policy to encourage integration with regional neighbours means that Laos is actively priming itself for future growth. With strong ties to neighbouring countries such as Vietnam, a rapidly developing market itself with a similar non-life insurance penetration, Laos is positioned to be a potential prospect in a region that insurers are keen to explore.... Read more »

Belt and Road Recipients Balance Strategic Risks with Economic Opportunities

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China's Belt and Road Initiative has attracted governments seeking funding for much-needed infrastructure projects, especially in developing countries with acute population and fiscal pressures. The Asian Development Bank estimates that the region needs USD 26trn to fund infrastructure gaps to 2030. ... Read more »

The Balance of Benefit: Saving South Americans from Poverty

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In its most primitive form, a social security system is a poverty reduction and prevention tool. Modern day system structures include multiple levels, known as tiers or pillars, the lowest of which provides basic 'safety net' benefits and keeps a focus on combatting poverty. Ascertaining and maintaining suitable benefit values is a delicate balance; some countries manage this by linking benefit formulae to economic performance. Axco's Peta A.D. Alvares examines the contrasting methods employed in the Chilean and Peruvian social security systems.... Read more »

The Time to Act Is Now

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As employers worry over the impact of Brexit on their workforce retention rates, Thomas Lam of Axco Insurance advocates employers adopting a holistic approach. A robust flexible employee benefits scheme would include traditional insurance benefits, prevention wellness services, wealth planning and non-core benefits.

UK employers are facing fresh challenges posed by the Brexit phenomenon and it is imperative that employers take a proactive approach to retaining well qualified and skilled employees.... Read more »

Life Sciences: The Role of Technology

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The prevention, diagnosis and cure of disease involves constant research and testing of new procedures. In the modern age, medical devices perform a critical role in the lives of millions of people across the world. How do they fit into the world of insurance? Axco examines further.... Read more »