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

UK Pensions Market in Midst of Gale of Creative Destruction

12 July 2017

LB Jun 17:UK

With more than 10 million of the UK's population currently over 65, a figure forecast to reach 18.6 million by 2050, the pensions market is undergoing profound structural change in a bid to modernise the retirement savings framework and make it both fit for purpose and sustainable. ... Read more »

Bangladesh encourages investment in public-private partnership (PPP) projects

20 June 2017

NL_May 2017:Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a densely populated and poor country with an economy that depends largely on foreign aid and remittances from Bangladeshis working abroad, particularly in the Middle East and south-east Asia. According to the most recent official figures released in 2015, the non-life gross premiums were BDT 26.08bn (USD 334.62mn) which represented an increase of 6.72% over the previous year. ... Read more »

What next for PPACA?

17 May 2017

LB 3: US

The US is the largest market in the world for private medical insurance (PMI). This vast market is served by a broad range of providers including life and non-life (property and casualty/P&C) insurers and third party administrators (TPAs) including Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) organisations, HMOs and self-insured health plans. ... Read more »

Insurance Penetration Across Sub Saharan Africa

24 April 2017

Newsletter: Africa Tax Infographic

Axco takes a look at insurance penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa. The region is currently a oneof economic growth, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicting emerging markets and developing economies at the forefront of growth for 2017-18 at more than double the rate of advanced economies. ... Read more »

Risk Profile – Sub-Saharan Africa Energy

21 April 2017

Risk Africa Energy

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals acknowledge the central role of energy in economic, political and social development. They challenge governments to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all their citizens by 2030. This will be hardest in Sub-Saharan Africa, where economic ambitions have been frustrated by chronic electricity shortages. These shortages are increasingly viewed by citizens as symptomatic of the region’s struggles with securing quality development and governance.... Read more »