While the pandemic has placed extra strain on the Philippines’ health care system, increased awareness of health risks could lead to a spike in private insurance coverage.
The role that many sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) play in national economic policy has changed dramatically as a result of the pandemic, giving rise to questions about their future.
While Islamic banks emerged relatively unscathed from the 2008 global financial crisis, Covid-19 is having a deeper impact. Nevertheless, the disruption could provide opportunities to diversify the sector and accelerate its expansion once the pandemic subsides.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Jeremy Norton, General Manager, Tower Insurance: Interview from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2020
How has pressure on the global reinsurance price impacted Papua New Guinea’s insurance sector?
Articles & Analysis | Will mobile insurance boost inclusion in Papua New Guinea? from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2020
Since Prime Minister James Marape took office in May 2019, the government has continued to implement a number of strategies aimed at increasing the accessibility of financial services. The National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2016-20 seeks to promote digital services and more inclusive insurance, while the Financial Sector Development...
Articles & Analysis | Will reforms boost insurance penetration in Papua New Guinea? from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2020
Papua New Guinea’s insurance market is closely indexed to the country’s economy, which prior to the Covid-19 outbreak in early 2020 had been projected to grow at an average of 3% per year through to 2022. However, the pandemic effectively shuttered PNG for several months, and reduced global demand for the commodities that drive its export...