Agriculture

Top 30 Asia Insurers: A volatile year

2018 was a volatile year for Asian insurers with the majority of them posting declines in gross written premium or sluggish growth. Christie Lee, senior director of analytics for Asia-Pacific at AM Best, explains the challenges they are facing.

This week: All at sea

The fraudulent claims we’re used to hearing about involve banged-up cars and invented cases of whiplash. Ones involving oil tankers, pirates, the Admiralty Judge, and statements given in places as far-flung as Aden and Manila are somewhat harder to come…

Dog attacks: Liability bites

Injuries and damage potentially caused by dogs can be covered by pet or household policies. But there is a market for liability products, if not for owners, definitely for canine businesses

Farm safety: Fatal farms

Farming is the most lethal of all industries. The sector and its main insurer are trying to change rules and mentalities to make it safer

Profile: Phil Barton, Jelf

With massive investment and growth since its acquisition by Marsh, Jelf CEO Phil Barton tells Will Kirkman about the broker’s plans for the future

Blog: 'Beast from the East' hits farms hard

The 'Beast from the East' has killed sheep, stopped milk collections and destroyed farm buildings. Graham Plaister, loss adjuster at Agrical, describes the tempest of claims blowing through the sector.

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