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

From Brazil to Brunei: The Effect of Oil on the Insurance Industry

13 November 2017

brazil to brunei

Brazil could be the next hotspot for the oil industry but Brunei is struggling. Axco examines recent events and the future of these two differing economies, as well as discussing the oil trends’ effect on the insurance industry, including employee benefits.... Read more »

The Promise and Perils of Insurance Blockchains

10 October 2017


After years of hype and investment, tangible blockchain systems for the insurance industry are finally beginning to emerge. Blockchains are distributed ledgers of transaction data, which can record, verify and transfer information across many parties. Ranvir Saggu, CEO of the insurance startup Blocksure, has described the technology as digital carbon paper, instantaneously sharing and verifying information and enforcing trust among participants.... Read more »

Drones and Their Recent Use in Natural Disasters

10 October 2017


Drones have been recently and exponentially employed to significant effect in several industry sectors. Following the miniaturisation of gyroscope, sensor and battery tech, the application of drones has expanded rapidly from the consumer market, and into various professional and public services.... Read more »

Myanmar: A Market Of Possibility

10 October 2017


The economic potential of Myanmar is showing increasingly positive promise. In September 2016, officials announced plans to further liberalise the Myanmar insurance market. The eagerly awaited new insurance legislation will attempt, according to local observers, to bring Myanmar as far into line with the rest of its ASEAN neighbours as possible.... Read more »

Cuba After Castro: Outlook for Reforms and Investment Insurance

12 September 2017


Cuba’s insular economy presents an unexploited opportunity for
the global (re)insurance industry, given its size and proximity
to major financial centers.
... Read more »