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

East European Tax Focus

08 August 2017

Eastern European Tax

Axco’s insurance tax specialists examine the different rates of tax multinational insurers would be subject to when conducting business within Eastern Europe. From 0% in the north to a considerable 18% in Kosovo; it certainly makes for interesting reading.... Read more »

Abandon hope if you neglect cyber security

07 August 2017

Cyber Security

Europe’s Lucifer heatwave grabbed headlines for hampering infrastructure last week, but a more enduring threat to the continent’s logistics resurfaced earlier this summer. Ukraine, a flashpoint for European proxy struggles since its independence, suffered its third major cyberattack in the last two years in June.... Read more »

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 »