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Labour Party Likely to Triumph in UK Election

Expected to put an end to the Conservative Party's 14 years in government, the Labour Party, led by Sir Keir Starmer, is forecasted by Axco’s risk analysts to win the July’s UK General Election. With such a likely scenario of a Labour victory, it is worth examining how this could come about and what is at stake for the wider financial services and insurance industries.

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Axco Global Insurance Week 2024

After the triumphant success of our inaugural conference and awards last year, we decided to up the ante. The outcome was the introduction of the Global Insurance Week, a unique platform dedicated to fostering learning, networking, and sharing of experience among the normally the disparate multinational insurance industry.

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Will Trump’s Legal Woes Define the 2024 US Election?

Donald Trump currently faces four criminal cases that some speculate will lead to a conviction, potentially preventing the presumptive Republican nominee from becoming president once again. Legal manoeuvrings from all those involved have been intense and numerous, as much is on the line. US news channels and pundits could have you believe these trials will play a decisive role in November’s election, but simply put, Trump’s legal maelstrom is not what will decide who is president.

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What Next for the ANC: A Guide to South Africa’s 2024 Election

South Africa’s 2024 general election will be among the most significant in its democratic history. The African National Congress (ANC) has governed the country from a position of unassailable electoral strength since Nelson Mandella first led it to victory in 1994. Now, it’s on the brink of losing its majority in parliament. This would force President Cyril Ramaphosa to form the country’s first coalition government to stay in power, and his choice of political partner could have a significant impact on the country’s future direction.

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European Farmers' Protests: Fertiliser, Fuel and CAP

Europe has faced a wave of protests by farmers across the continent in recent months. Their actions have included the blockading of highways and the targeting of critical logistics infrastructure, such as the 36-hour blockade of the Zeebrugge container port in Belgium in late January 2024.

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Axco’s Global Insurance Week: What to Expect from us! 

This April, join us for the Inaugural Axco Global Insurance Week. Apart from hearing from experts, colleagues and leaders from the multinational insurance industry, get unprecedented access to Axco’s stable of insurance consultants and staff.

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The World Ahead 2024

Every year, Axco’s Global Risk team looks at developing trends across the globe, which we believe will have a significant impact on our clients. This process brings together all of our risk analysts and incorporates feedback from other insurance specialists inside Axco. From key global events and conflicts to developing risks that will be central to a region's near-term outlook. Take a truly global view and let Axco’s risk analysts help you prepare for 2024.


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How Will an Uptick in Inflation Define the 2024 Election Cycle?

The end of 2023 and the first few weeks of this new year have seen numerous economic commentators begin to celebrate a so-called soft landing as the US Federal Reserve and other major central banks signal a likely pause in interest rate hikes, and economic data continues to show positive growth. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, on 5 January, stated as much, saying that a soft landing in the US economy was underway, before adding that Americans should “feel good about their future prospects” in a new low inflation, high wage growth environment.

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The Bab el Mandeb Strait and Panama Canal: Disruption to Global Supply Chains

Entering 2024, an unavoidable feature of geopolitical analysis has been the disruption facing two of the world’s key maritime chokepoints, the Bab el Mandeb Strait and the Panama Canal. Troublingly for shipping and the global economy, no near-term solution is in sight to resolve the disruption at either of these shipping lanes.

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Cyber An Ever-Evolving Risk

Cyber is one of the critical issues facing the global insurance market. Find out what the experts from the Axco Global Insurance Conference think!

Winners Are

Congratulations to all our finalists and winners

Multinational insurance superstars celebrated at Axco’s inaugural Global Insurance Awards in a glittering ceremony at the Hilton Bankside.

Türkiye Elections

Can Defeat be Averted for Erdogan and the AKP in Türkiye’s General Elections?

Will Erdogan and the AKP be able to overcome economic struggles in the upcoming general election?


Heightened Competition in Swedish Market

Overview of insurers in the Swedish Market and the heightened competition being created by new entrants to the market.

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