Allianz Economic Outlook: Temperamental 2020

The decade has changed, the challenges have not. But some of the pain of the past couple of years may be easing. In its economic outlook for 2020, Allianz Research lists its top 10 expectations from the year...

Allianz Risk Barometer 2020: Cyber top peril for companies globally for the first time

For the first time ever, Cyber incidents (39 percent of responses) ranks as the most important business risk globally in the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020, relegating perennial top peril Business interruption (BI) (37 percent of responses) to second place. Awareness of the cyber threat has grown rapidly in recent years, driven by companies’ increasing reliance on data and IT systems and a number of high-profile incidents.

Euler Hermes Global Insolvency Index: Insolvencies to rise in 4 out of 5 countries in 2020

Global bankruptcies are still on the rise, implying higher export risks: this is the conclusion of the latest Global Insolvency Report by Euler Hermes, which covers 44 countries and 87 percent of global GDP and provides the last update of its Global Insolvency Index.

Allianz Global ESG Report: The cost of survival

Successes rarely come without sacrifices. As urgency builds around the topic of climate change, industries will have to transition to more sustainable operations. What will be the overall cost? Allianz Global ESG Report makes some predictions...

Global trade: Is the worst over?

As it gets ready to exit, 2019 might take with it the dubious honor of being the worst year this decade in terms of global trade growth. But despite the U.S.-China saga being far from over, trade growth could tick up next year, predicts Allianz Research in its latest Global Trade Report…

Allianz and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University report: Flying has never been safer

Despite record numbers of over 4 billion passengers globally, statistics show that flying has never been safer. The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever in terms of fatal accidents in recent times, according to the new “Aviation Risk 2020: Safety And The State Of The Nation” report by AGCS and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

World in 2040: Home smart home

A house that maintains itself? It’s not a pipe dream. This might turn into a reality in 20 years. Tomorrow’s home is a 3D-printed, power-generating unit with robo housekeepers, virtual assistants and hi-tech security, predicts noted futurologist Ray Hammond...

Allianz Pulse: Europeans hungry for change

What worries the average European? Inequality more than immigration, apparently. An Allianz survey indicates that jobs, pension and climate have overtaken immigration as the top causes of concern for the Germans, the French and the Italians...

Allianz Global Risk Dialogue: I, Cobot

Collaboration is key in the workplace. And cobots – ‘collaborative robots’ - are very good at it. Relieving humans of repetitive tasks, these bots are doing everything from topping your pizza to inspecting aircraft. Who are they and what can we expect from them?