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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.

 

How has pressure on the global reinsurance price impacted Papua New Guinea’s insurance sector?

 

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...

 

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...

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