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Indian government economic survey signals need for climate insurance

16th August 2017

Insurance against climate risks in India has lagged far behind other sectors despite India being one of the world's most vulnerable nations to the changing climate; severe weather events challenge India's economy with a set back of $9-10 billion of mostly uninsured losses every year, according to the Indian government's Ministry of ... Read the full article

Global reinsurers’ interest in India government crop scheme dampens

25th July 2017

Indian government officials have raised concerns over potentially inadequate reinsurance supply for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the government-sponsored crop insurance scheme, as global reinsurers appear to be losing interest in supporting the scheme. Money Control cited industry sources who said global reinsurers operating in India have reduced exposure ... Read the full article

IRB Brasil RE licenses RMS’ China & India agricultural models

24th July 2017

Brazilian reinsurer, IRB Brasil RE, has licensed RMS' China and India agricultural models in an effort to expand its presence in the global reinsurance market. Global catastrophe risk modeller and analytics firm, RMS, announced recently that IRB Brasil RE has licensed the RMS® China Agricultural Model and RMS® India Agricultural Model, as ... Read the full article

Agricultural index based insurance under the loupe in Africa

6th June 2017

The African agriculture industry is in the throngs of change surrounding the technology, regulation and distribution of index based insurance - developments which are improving the operating environment for insurers as demand for insurance solutions grows. This is according to Jonathan Dixon, Chair of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) ... Read the full article

Indian government agriculture insurance could add 3 million farmers

16th March 2017

Weather Risk Management Services (WRMS), a pioneer for the Indian weather insurance market, has announced plans to connect 3 million farmers across 150 districts to the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY)- the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme, BusinessLine reported. The climate risk management firm works with farmers across the country, ... Read the full article

Hannover Re & Swiss Re take 90% of Sri Lankan agricultural re/insurance scheme

17th February 2017

Hannover Re and Swiss Re have taken a 90% share in Sri Lanka’s state-owned National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) agricultural insurance scheme; accepting a respective 50% and 40% of the placement, which was made through reinsurance broker J.B. Boda & Co. Three other global reinsurers, which includes Munich Re, share the ... Read the full article

GIC Re doubles growth due to government crop insurance scheme

19th January 2017

Indian state backed reinsurance firm General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) has been able to double its growth thanks to the roll-out of a government backed crop and weather-index insurance scheme. As the state-backed reinsurer, GIC Re has priority on re/insurance schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, ... Read the full article

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