Posts Tagged ‘Asia Pacific’



December 19th, 2018

Report: New Zealand’s Agriculture Lacking Risk Mitigation Measures

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

14shades_thumbnailNew Zealand’s vulnerability to climate-related risks such as extreme weather events is rising due to rapid urbanization and an increase in the frequency and severity of these events, according to the recent report 14 Shades of Risk In Asia-Pacific: Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Asia-Pacific Risk Center.

Continue reading…

December 12th, 2018

14 Shades of Risks: Navigating the Risk Landscape in Asia-Pacific

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

14shades_thumbnailThe Asia-Pacific region (APAC) has become the world’s primary driver of global economic growth.

While often referred to as one economic bloc, the Asia-Pacific region is home to countries and territories that are vastly different from each other in terms of demographics, economic development stages, political institutions and cultures. This regional heterogeneity translates to a diversified set of risk concerns in different countries and territories.

Continue reading…

December 6th, 2018

Cyberattacks Emerge as Leading Risk in East Asia and the Pacific

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

herde_thomasCyberattacks are the leading risk to doing business across East Asia and the Pacific, according to the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report Regional Risks for Doing Business 2018.

The WEF study surveyed about 12,500 executives across 140 countries on the five biggest risks to doing business in their respective countries over the next 10 years. In Asia Pacific, cyberattacks topped the list in Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. The prominence of cyberattacks as a concern among the region’s businesses reflects the rapid pace of digitization and the increasing sophistication of the region’s economies, the study says.

Continue reading…

December 4th, 2018

Asia Pacific Reinsurance Market: Abundant Capacity and Flat Pricing

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

front-cover150x140For buyers of catastrophe reinsurance in the Asia Pacific region, pricing has remained largely flat during 2018. The region has experienced losses during the year to date, and at the time of writing, it is expected that a proportion of these will impact reinsurers. At the same time, market capacity remains abundant and underlying reinsurance market conditions are favorable for buyers, as reported by Guy Carpenter in its 2018 Asia Pacific Catastrophe Reinsurance Executive Summary. The effect of the 2018 losses on market sentiment going forward is not fully understood.

Continue reading…

November 29th, 2018

Asia Pacific: Cyber Dependency and the Increased Frequency and Sophistication of Cyberattacks

Posted at 10:00 AM ET

_offset_472526_smallIncreasing dependence on technology by businesses and cities in Asia Pacific leads to two major implications for the region, says a study by the Asia-Pacific Risk Center of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Guy Carpenter’s parent company.

From Threats to Impact - Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific says this dependence will lead to a growing demand for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, which is currently not being met. On the other, it also means that cities and businesses in the region are progressively under the threat of a systemic breakdown from a cyberattack.

Continue reading…

November 21st, 2018

Risks from Infrastructure Shortfalls in Asia Pacific

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

_offset_472526_smallIn the Asia Pacific region, it is important to address the risk of critical infrastructure failure or shortfall, as analyzed by the latest annual report by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Asia-Pacific Risk Center titled “From Threats to Impact - Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific.” Continue reading…

November 19th, 2018

Regional Risks for Doing Business

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

banner-image_editedhmj-500x500The recent World Economic Forum’s 2018 Executive Opinion Survey provides a snapshot of the global risks that executives say are of highest concern for doing business in their respective countries.

Continue reading…

November 14th, 2018

Safeguarding Development in Asia-Pacific – Upgrading Infrastructure to Match Demand

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

_offset_472526_smallIn many parts of Asia-Pacific, infrastructure development does not meet the region’s rapid economic growth and urbanization, according to the latest report by Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Asia-Pacific Risk Center. The study, titled “From Threats to Impact - Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific,” notes a finding by Asian Development Bank (ADB) that developing countries in Asia-Pacific and central Asia will require an additional USD 22 trillion for infrastructure development to maintain economic growth and eradicate poverty between 2015 and 2030.

Continue reading…

November 12th, 2018

Increasing Frequency of Extreme Weather Events in Asia Pacific

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

_offset_472526_smallThe Asia Pacific may be the most adversely impacted region by the pronounced increase in the frequency of extreme weather events around the world. The Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Catastrophe Report 2017 projects an increase in economic losses from natural disasters in Asia, which amounted to USD 126 million a day between 2006 to 2015 (1).

Continue reading…