Tag Archives: emerging markets

Does Africa Remain a Top Emerging Opportunity for Business?

Africa in Nutshell

Does Africa remain a top emerging opportunity for business? Where are the next BRIC opportunities? Are corporations ready? Are Ebola and Boko Haram deal breakers? 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 →

A Short History of Micro Insurance in India

Holding Indian Money

The scope for micro financial products in India is massive, with approximately 800 million people living on less than $2 a day, the market is vast. Continue reading →

Video: Reinsurance Trends in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

Spotlight: Maurice Williams

In this interview Maurice Williams, who is Managing Director of Willis Re for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Turkey and Africa (APMETA), outlines the dynamics driving the reinsurance markets in those regions. 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 →

What Effect Will the Kidnapping Have on Nigeria?

The eyes of the world are on Nigeria, as Boko Haram’s kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls unites the world in condemnation—even revulsion. But if that terrorist group thought their crime would derail Nigeria’s progress toward modernization and prosperity, they seriously … Continue reading →

Asia Pacific: Why Not Have a Little Variety in Life (Reinsurance)?

flower variety

While some western economies continue to languish in the doldrums with little or no growth in the insurance sector, many economies in the Asia Pacific region continue to offer far more promise for insurers, particularly in the life market. 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 →

When 25% of the Top 500 Multinational Corporations are in Emerging Economies

top 500 multinational corporations

The World Economic Forum’s Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014 provided one of the more interesting numbers in international business recently:  Firms in emerging economies accounted for 25% of the top 500 multinational corporations in 2012, with 127 out of … Continue reading →