Thousands of holidaymakers are stranded on the Indonesian island of Bali today as the authorities closed the only airport.
Allianz's business-focused arm Allianz Global Corporate Solutions has appointed two underwriters within Allianz's Indonesian operation.
Global P&C insurer Chubb has signed a 15 year bancassurance agreement with Singapore-based bank DBS.
Allianz-owned global trade credit insurer Euler Hermes has made two senior appointments in Asia.
Australian insurer QBE has published research suggesting a significant liability insurance gap for businesses in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
Claudia Salem has been promoted to CEO Singapore and head of country operations for South East Asia at global insurer AIG.
Aviva Asia has appointed the regional executive for Indonesia and Vietnam Randy Lianggara as regional CEO for China, Indonesia and Vietnam.
The Financial Services Authority of Indonesia has granted operating licenses to two more reinsurance brokers.
Global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson is expecting almost half (49%) of global insurers to acquire digital technologies in the next three years.
Following a competitive tender Allianz and Standard Chartered have agreed a 15 year five country general insurance bancassurance partnership in Asia.
The coming year looks set to be an exciting but challenging one for general insurers in Asia as strong growth continues in many markets across the region writes Nicky Burridge.
Aldrin Wong, previously senior vice president of major and complex loss, has been promoted to CEO Malaysia at global loss adjuster Cunningham Lindsey.
Insured losses from yesterday's 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia are not expected to be significant according to catastrophe firm AIR Worldwide.
In the last financial year Australian-headquartered insurer IAG grew its gross written premiums in Asia, outside of China, 7.5% to A$757m (£582m).
Experts agree there are a host of insurance opportunities across Asean's fast growing markets.
Chubb's vice president and deputy Asia-Pacific head of personal business Tai-Kuan Ly has been appointed president director, general insurance in Indonesia.
Investment firm BP Marsh & Partners has acquired a 20% stake in Singapore-headquartered Asia Reinsurance Brokers for S$2.4m (£1.2m).
Axa's property and casualty gross written premiums in Asia exceeded €1bn (£789m) in 2015 for the first time.
Australian insurance giant QBE saw rates softening on average 3.4% in Asia-Pacific (excluding Australia and New Zealand) in 2015 as competition intensified across the region.
Australian giant IAG is still counting the cost of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake and announced a 19.5% fall in profits for the first half of the 2015/16 financial year.
Zurich's general insurance division has taken corrective steps over the last year in Asia-Pacific to concentrate on more profitable growth.
Swiss Re is predicting robust growth across Asia for general insurance over 2016 and 2017 despite economic headwinds.
At least seven people have died after multiple bomb blasts in central Jakarta.
Juan Luis Ortega, Asia-Pacific president at Ace, will lead the merged entities of Ace and Chubb in the region.