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The market share of US, Canada and UK in Life Reinsurance

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In 2013, primary life insurance premiums paid throughout the world were (in mio of USD):
- Europe: 946,727 ...

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Question on life reinsurance premiums paid globally in 2014

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In 2014, about 70 billion have been paid out in life reinsurance premiums. This represents an increase of ...

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Specialty drugs: Medical innovation at unsustainable costs?

The increasing cost of specialty drugs in the US is an issue too big to ignore. A number of stakeholders ...

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How happy are you to use happiness?

The pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal’, according to the UN. World life expectancy has increased by 20 ...

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The Blue Tsunami meets the Silver Tsunami

This week, I had the great fortune of participating in the very first Chief Resilience Officers' Summit as part of ...

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Understanding why people don't buy life insurance

One would think that because life insurance can help families mitigate risks to their standard of living, consumers would purchase ...

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An Untimely Passing

I've never believed in coincidences, luck or fate. I felt that my path was determined solely on my actions ...

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Selling insurance in the digital era

On Tuesday last week, Swiss Re held its inaugural 'Next generation insurance customer' conference here in Zürich. We were joined ...

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Universal Health Care - the history and the math for India..

The High Level Expert Group (HLEG) report to the planning commission of India has called for moving beyond ‘insurance’ by ...

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Anti Microbial Resistance may be the next big killer

A new report by WHO reveals that Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) is a serious threat. It also calls for an ...

STORY URL: WHO | Antimicrobial resistance
WHO fact sheet on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or drug resistance, which is resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial medicine to which it was previously sensitive.

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Diabetes Complications...To Project? or Not To Project?

If you are a statistician, you may face this dilemma.... To project or not to project?

I have been writing ...

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"Earth Hour is nothing but an ineffective feel-good event"

In his recent USA Today article Bjorn Lomborg states that "Earth Hour" is nothing but an "ineffective feel-good event". Lomborg ...

STORY URL: Lomborg: Earth Hour just a feel-good campaign
Instead, give light to the 1.3 billion people who still live without electricity.

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The Olds and Very Olds in South Korea

The ageing process is pronounced in South Korea. In six years' time, about one in four people will be among ...

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Hong Kong will be as old as today's Japan in 6 years

Hong Kong is known to be a vibrant city. Yet few may be aware that Hong Kong's population will ...

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The debate on retirement ages in China

The demographic time bomb facing China is well-known, partly as a result of the earlier one-child policy. How to deal ...

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