International Finance

Tag : insurance

Economy

Insurance companies staring at $1.5 billion Tianjin bill

Two massive explosions in a warehouse in the Chinese port have killed more than a hundred people, left hundreds more injured and devastated large parts of the city Tim Evershed August 21, 2015: Insured losses from the explosions that rocked the Chinese port of Tianjin on August 12 could rise to over $1.5 billion making...
Business Leaders

‘Insurance companies should practice self-regulation’

Excerpts from an interesting interaction with Nihal Senaratne, chairman of Sri Lanka-based Senaratne Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd. Jaya Smitha Menon February 17,2015: With 61 years of experience, Nihal Senaratne is a doyen of the insurance industry in Sri Lanka. His career and the insurance sector in Sri Lanka began almost at the same time; and...
Finance Islamic Banking

Only if you have a lot of time on your hands

Book review of ‘Takaful Investment Portfolios: A study of the composition of takaful funds in the GCC and Malaysia’ by Mehmet Asutay Camille Paldi February 16,2015: Takaful Investment Portfolios: A Study of the Composition of Takaful Funds in the GCC and Malaysia provides an explanation and analysis of the investments of takaful funds in the...
Business Leaders

‘Extractive sector can and should benefit human development’

Speakers at the 2015 Mining Indaba stressed on local content Miriam Mannak February 12, 2105: Natural resources must benefit local communities and human development, not just corporate viability. In order to achieve that, the extractive industry should put a bigger emphasis on local content. That was one of the topics on the agenda at Investing...
Finance Wealth Management

Poste Vita focuses on Postaprevidenza Valore

Since the launch of the individual pension plan, the company’s goal has been to develop a culture of supplementary pension plans February 11, 2015: Poste Vita, the life insurance company of Gruppo Poste Italiane, has stood out in the Italian scenario thanks to its quick development and growth. Today, Poste Vita is the indisputable leader...
Finance Islamic Banking

Islamic insurance: The next global trend

Takaful is about risk-pooling while proprietary insurance is concerned with risk transfer Camille Paldi January 13, 2015: Takaful, or Islamic insurance, is a cooperative scheme, where in the participants pay a premium in the form of donation, or tabarru, in a common pool in return for the ability to draw upon that pool upon a...
Islamic Banking

Market for takaful in Europe is looking brighter

The parallels with the mutual sector are helping Tim Evershed November 28, 2014: Takaful insurance can have a bright future in Europe due to its parallels with the mutual sector, according to panellists at International Finance Magazine’s EU Islamic Finance and Banking Summit that took place in London on November 18-19. Non-marine mutual insurance can...
Business Leaders

‘Growth in insurance will come from the dynamic demographics of Saudi Arabia’

Adrian Flowers, CEO of SABB Takaful, discusses the insurance market in Saudi Arabia with Team IFM. August 5, 2014:SABB Takaful is a leading and trusted Islamic Insurance provider in Saudi Arabia, operating according to the principles of Shariah. All its products are reviewed and approved by its Shariah committee before being made available to customers....
Economy

India opens its doors a little more

Sharan Lal says that the announcements on FDI send out a strong message that the newly elected government would promptly draw up action points where ever required July 30,2014: Earlier this July, Arun Jaitley, the Finance Minister of the recently elected NDA government in India, pleased the Indian markets by his announcement on increase in...
Finance Wealth Management

Importance of having a Condominium Insurance

Condo owners need to take in to consideration additional coverage for the building on their condominium association’s master insurance and coverage. 9th September 2013 CTV News, reported that a growing population and a modest job growth will prevent condo markets in Canada’s major cities from crashing, a report from Conference Board of Canada said. Sales...