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InterContinental is saving insurance for a rainy day

NUS Professor Charoenwong discusses the effectiveness and value of a Singaporean hotel’s rain insurance offer.
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InterContinental is saving insurance for a rainy day

NUS Professor Charoenwong discusses the effectiveness and value of a Singaporean hotel’s rain insurance offer.
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Weak home sales risk worsening Chinese banks' bad loans

Banks’ property loan exposure is expected to fall 6% amidst ongoing caution.
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How women in power are the key to business success

Industry experts share their thoughts on how women in business can be the ultimate growth driver.

Strong women in insurance speak on gender bias

Leading women in Singapore’s insurance industry highlight the role of support networks and mentorship in advancing women’s careers in male-dominated sectors.

BPI Private Wealth aims to double assets and capture 25% local HNW market

CEO Maria Theresa Marcial says they are targeting US$53b in AUM by 2026.

S'poreans find wealth does not equate to financial resilience: Survey

Lower-income respondents (60%) better at covering short-term financial obligations than high-income counterparts (52%).

India tops 2023 Global Retail Development Index

Saudi Arabia, China, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Indonesia also made it to the Top 10.

Asia’s insurance and banking titans pledge climate action

Insurance and banking leaders join forces to tackle climate change, emphasising the need for sustainable investments and inclusive transition strategies.

Fintech startup streamlines SME credit assessment for banks through AI

With InRiskable, banks can assess SMEs’ credit risks with 80% less time and 97% accuracy.

China approves 106 GW of coal project, derails climate commitments

Coal approvals rose fourfold in 2020 and 2023, compared to the 2016-2020 period.

HK scraps MPF Offsetting Scheme to enhance employee protection

Starting 2025, employers are no longer allowed to offset long service and severance payments from its Mandatory Provident Fund contributions.

Singapore’s health data bill mandates regulated information sharing

To ensure data disclosure and sharing, the Ministry of Health can impose up to $1m in fines for non-compliance.

Insurance rides high on surge in Hong Kong travellers

CEO Jim Qin of Zurich Insurance cites a trend for extended vacations among Hongkongers in 2023, boosting travel insurance sales.

LAZADA LAYOFF LAPSE: Should companies notify unions about retrenchments?

The company reportedly let go of nearly 100 employees early January without notifying the allied workers union.

IDCTA: Global participation can boost Indonesia’s carbon credit sales

The new carbon market has as much as 71.95% of carbon credits unsold at the end of 2023.

MST Golf redefines the golf retail landscape in Indonesia

ERAL executive believes partnership will drive golfing lifestyle across Asia.

Why investors will still put their money on commercial real estate despite headwinds 

Two in five investors’ allocations to real estate exceeded targets in 2023.