Posts Tagged ‘economy’

A lot has been said and written about the political and economic situation in Europe. Interesting news came from Oslo last week with the Nobel Committee awarding the Peace Nobel Prize to the European Union. While I reckon that some may be right to believe that the 70-year period of peaceful time we have been […]

Oct 15th, 2012 | Filed under IT, Market Trends, Strategy

I have frequently provided my personal view in this forum about the economic situation insurance companies have been facing since the emergence of the financial crisis back in the end of 2007. I published a post in November last year titled “Time is passing, uncertainty remains“, in which I exposed my view on 3 important […]

May 10th, 2012 | Filed under Insurance

For those of you who don’t know it, China has its own rating agency. It is called Dagong Global Credit Rating Group. This week the Dagong Global Credit Rating Group reduced its credit rating for the U.S. to A+ from AA, citing a deteriorating intent and ability to repay debt obligations after the Federal Reserve […]

Nov 12th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance

It’s been a while since my May 2009 post, whose title was: The consequences of printing money. What has changed since end of May 2009? Let’s try to review the two main ingredients that are influencing our economy: Government debts are increasing. Based in Switzerland – in the heart of Europe (geographically I mean since […]

Aug 25th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance

As we have just entered the last quarter of the year, economists and business men are trying to anticipate what 2010 will be. So do policy makers and last week the Federal Reserve has published its Beige Book . For those of you, who are not familiar with the Beige Book, it is a report […]

Oct 27th, 2009 | Filed under Insurance, Market Trends

I recently saw an interesting article that seems quite appropriate for the times we live in. This article was based on a report published recently by Robert Half International, a staffing service. Condensed versions and commentary on this report have been available via a number of search engines in recent weeks. These days we are […]

Mar 11th, 2009 | Filed under Emerging Markets, Insurance, Strategy

My prescription to start the healing process in the insurance industry is aimed directly at consumers, starting with readers of Celent’s insurance blog.

Mar 9th, 2009 | Filed under Insurance

The major international equity indexes have lost ground this week, dropping by 3 to 4% in average. It appears that the recent numbers issued by companies have increased the global fear of a deepening recession. Despite a clear sign of confidence regarding its own future provided by Munich Re last week and notably its decision […]

Feb 23rd, 2009 | Filed under Insurance

Being a Celent insurance analyst based in China, I sometimes meet with Celent customers who visit Beijing and share my insights on China insurance market growth and technology development. Many customers are interested in the potential market size, the competitiveness of the market, and the progress of technology. But recently, when I meet Celent customers […]

Dec 10th, 2008 | Filed under Insurance

I was talking about the financial crisis to an executive at a large life insurer recently. Given the steady stream of dismal financial news over the past two months, you might have expected it to turn into a “woe is me!” conversation. But in fact, the opposite occurred. “We’re doing fine,” the exec told me, […]

Dec 3rd, 2008 | Filed under Insurance