Category Archives: Asia

A More Litigious China in Overseas Disputes

In its competition with developed economies, China is ahead in some places and behind in others. But in one area they are catching up quickly: the use of class-action law suits in international disputes. Continue reading →

Threats and Opportunities of Demographic Change: Asia

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The landscape for recruitment is changing far more dramatically than many employers realise. Adapting to the new dynamics will be essential for financial groups seeking not only to hire the best, but also to grow sustainably into new regions of … Continue reading →

Aviation Insurance Experts Describe Key Market Forces

IATA insurer collage

Earlier this I year I spoke with leaders of the aviation insurance industry about the implications of recent trends and market forces affecting the sector. They spoke to me of abundant capacity, consolidation, and more. Continue reading →

VIDEO: Asia Aviation Sector Is Taking Off

Willis-IATA-AAPA Aviation Insurance Conference: Interviewee collage

In this video from the Willis-IATA-AAPA Aviation Insurance Conference in Hong Kong earlier this year, aviation experts from across the region describe the huge opportunity that Asia represents for the sector. Continue reading →

Navigating China’s Growing Insurance Market

Chinese Insurance Market: One of the Most Dynamic and Changing Markets in the World

China’s insurance market is one of the most dynamic and changing insurance markets in the world. Hand in hand with that new opportunity and flexibility come changing rules and regulations that should be considered when looking to enter the China … Continue reading →

Pilot Training is a Top Priority for Asian Airlines

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Chris Kempis, chief pilot of the Airbus Fleet at Cathay Pacific Airlines, and I spoke about airline safety earlier this year in Hong Kong.  In that conversation (videotaped here), he said that safely transporting dangerous goods and maintaining a highly … Continue reading →

IndiGo Airlines CEO: Air Traffic Management a Top Issue for India’s Aviation Sector

Aditya Ghosh, CEO of IndiGo AIrlines

Earlier this year Aditya Ghosh, CEO of IndiGo Airlines, and I discussed the top concerns of airline businesses in his region.  “In India we are such a large country and so underpenetrated in terms of the airline business,” he said. … Continue reading →

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 →

Do You Need a D&O Policy in Japan?

Japanese director

It seems a long time since I first blogged about the problems at Japanese camera maker Olympus.  This all goes back to 2011 when Michael Woodford, then president of Olympus, first blew the whistle about his concerns over payments made … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Terrorism Risk – Spread of the Terrorist Threat

Scariest risks 2014

What has been striking in the more exposed regions of the world is the speed, fluidity and spread of threats to people. In Mexico and Venezuela, for example, we have noted a continued increase in ‘express kidnaps’ in which local … Continue reading →