Tag Archives: China

Cathay Pacific CEO: Asia’s Rapid Expansion Brings New Risks for Airlines

Asia flight paths

Earlier this year I spoke to Ivan Chu, CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways, about Asia’s enormous growth opportunity for the aviation sector. Chu explained that over half of the world’s population lives within five hours flight time of Hong Kong. … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities: Political Risk

geo political risks

In this update to our Marketplace Realities, political risk edition, our price prediction for political risk is flat to +2%. There are several locales in which political risks are significant. Continue reading →

What Oil Volatility Means for Political Risk

oil barrels (blue)

The price of a barrel of oil has slipped by almost 40% in the last few months (from $115 to $70). This is primarily due to three reasons: the global economy is consuming less oil; OPEC has started producing more oil; the US has been producing shale gas much more effectively and efficiently. Continue reading →

Extremism on the Coat Tails of I.S.

Extremism on the Coat Tails of I.S.

Since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s declaration of a Caliphate in Syria and Iraq on 29 June 2014, numerous jihadist organisations around the world have declared fealty, invigorated by a combination of: The oxygen of publicity (amplified by social media) Association with … Continue reading →

China Still a Good Bet, but Manage Those Risks

China liability

Although recent reports show some decline in foreign investment business in May year over year, China is still important—but not as important as it was a few years ago. This is due to the less favorable operating conditions in the … Continue reading →

Shanghai – The World’s Largest Insurance Centre 2025?

future Shanghai

Reflecting on the success of our recent captive conference in Shanghai, I cannot help but see parallels in the potential development of captives in China to that seen in U.S. and Europe. Continue reading →

Is the Chinese Captive Dragon Stirring?

dragon sunset

There is huge interest from all sectors as the companies see a captive as a potential solution within an integrated risk management solution. Continue reading →

China: Year of the Horse or Rather Year of the Captive?

shanghai sunrise

Is this the year when, finally, captives take off in China? To me all the signs suggest so: Continue reading →

What’s in Store for China’s New Year?

Chinese year of horse

In China the Year of the Horse has now arrived, company business plans for 2014 are in place, the new government leadership’s high-level agenda is set for the next few years, and the first signs of spring are in the … Continue reading →

Chinese Migrants: Homeward Bound

Chinese crowds

As the Chinese Lunar Year of the Snake ends and the Year of the Horse begins, the first half of the world’s largest annual migration – an estimated 3.6 billion journeys over the holiday period – will draw to a … Continue reading →