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Allianz: Construction companies to see robust growth and “new age” risks post-Covid

The global construction market is set for a sustained period of strong growth post-Covid-19, driven by government spending on infrastructure and the transition to a net zero society. However, the switch to more sustainable buildings and infrastructure, the upscaling of clean energy facilities and the adoption of modern building methods will transform the risk landscape, with radical changes in design, materials and processes.

Allianz: Companies need to strengthen cyber controls to counter ransomware pandemic

This AGCS report highlights cyber risk trends driving the surge in ransomware incidents, such as double and triple extortion and supply chain attacks. Business interruption and recovery are the main causes of financial loss for companies. Many attacks could be prevented if companies strengthen their cyber security and controls – often with simple measures. 

Covid baby bust: The silver lining

“There’ll be babies,” they said, “Nurseries everywhere full of new babies, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.” The much-touted Covid baby boom failed to materialize, but that could spell good news for women and families by helping narrow income and pension gaps.

Allianz: Shipping losses remain at historic lows, but Covid, mega-ship, supply chain and climate challenges loom large

The international shipping industry continued its long-term positive safety trend over the past year but has to master Covid challenges, apply the learnings from the Ever Given Suez Canal incident and prepare for cyber and climate change challenges ahead. The number of large vessels lost remained at record low levels in 2020, while reported incidents declined year-on-year, according to AGCS Safety & Shipping Review 2021.

How Covid changed our sense of security

A sense of safety and security plays an important part in our lives since it provides stability. With the onset of the pandemic, our sense of safety and security has come into question. A recent survey commissioned by Allianz explores how the pandemic changed that feeling in Germany, France, UK, Italy, and Spain.

Allianz: 9 trends to watch as aviation readies for post Covid-19 takeoff

The sudden halt imposed on the aviation industry by the Covid-19 crisis hit the sector hard. In April 2020, two-thirds of the global commercial aviation fleet sat idle on the tarmac, while passenger traffic was down 90 percent year-on-year. Today, the aviation industry is slowly rebounding, led by domestic travel.

Restarting tourism: Are we ready to travel?

With the summer of 2021 ahead of us, we look at the emerging post-Covid-19 travel trends and the various ways in which travelers' behavior changed. How fast will the tourism industry bounce back and support its customers? Allianz Research takes a closer look at the European accommodation industry’s road to recovery…

Allianz Pulse 2021: Unity after adversity?

Despite underlying tensions over a host of issues, the European Union came together remarkably well to deal with the Covid-19 crisis. Has the adversity changed perceptions about EU solidarity? Allianz takes the pulse in France, Germany and Italy…

Economic Outlook 2021: Back to business

In fits and starts, the wheels of the global economy are beginning to turn again. But will the grand reopening also be great? Patchy, more like it...shaped by vaccine security, regional politics, the use of excess savings and supply-side bottlenecks, among other factors. In its latest economic outlook, Allianz Research identifies some likely trends this year.