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Where's the Money?

One in every seven person on Earth is now middle class. And China alone accounts for half of the roughly 1.1 billion middle-class people worldwide, finds the Allianz Global Wealth Report 2018...

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Toxic Trio

Health risks could be lurking in that pretty pink nail polish adorning your fingertips. And these three toxins could threaten the financial health of companies too...

AGCS Safety and Shipping Review 2018
AGCS Safety & Shipping Review 2018: Freaky Fridays

Fridays are the days to look forward to, but not if you’re a sailor. Freaky Fridays, the new Bermuda Triangle, the unluckiest ship and a lot more is on the radar in the Safety & Shipping Review 2018 by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)...

Allianz report: Failure to manage natural resources brings increasing interruption and liability risks for businesses
The Natural Cost of Business

Think that depletion of natural resources hurts only individuals? Think again. Companies are at risk too. A new report by AGCS identifies the sectors most vulnerable to natural capital risks...

Euler Hermes oil price outlook: Look beyond geopolitics
Euler Hermes oil price scenarios: Look beyond geopolitics

Oil price strength in the second quarter of 2018 has been driven by geopolitics, in particular heightened tension in Syria and in the Middle East, and subsequently the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Hence, the EH model confirms that the market is now being driven by concerns over geopolitically induced supply shortages that may or may not materialize.

Allianz report: Failure to manage natural resources brings increasing interruption and liability risks for businesses
Allianz report: Failure to manage natural resources brings increasing interruption and liability risks for businesses

Natural resources such as clean air and fresh water are vital for businesses – and at the same time massively at risk across many industry sectors today. Failure to manage the earth’s natural resources or “natural capital” has consequences that extend beyond direct effects on the environment. For businesses, it can also bring new interruption and liability scenarios which can wipe out profits and impact business models, as resource scarcity, regulatory action and pressure from communities and wider society grows, warns AGCS in a new report.

Protectionism – Euler Hermes expects less than 0.5 pp increase in world import tariffs
Protectionism – Euler Hermes expects less than 0.5 pp increase in world import tariffs

Euler Hermes's latest analysis on protectionism: “Trade Games, Trade Feud or Trade War?” evaluates the impact of higher U.S. tariffs on global trade in 2018 and 2019. It defines three scenarios based on the rise of the average U.S. import tariff and different levels of retaliation among major trade partners.

Insurance markets 2017: 80 percent of growth comes from emerging economies
Insurance markets in 2017

According to projections by Allianz Research, the global premium volume last year rose to a new record sum of 3.66 trillion euros (excluding health insurance). Compared to 2016, the nominal increase adjusted for exchange rate effects is 3.7 percent.

Euler Hermes' Q1 2018 country risk ratings: 5 upgrades and 3 downgrades
Euler Hermes' Q1 2018 country risk ratings: 5 upgrades and 3 downgrades

Euler Hermes, the worldwide leader in credit insurance, publishes its Q1 2018 country and sector risks ratings. Euler Hermes monitors 242 countries and territories using about 40 short-term and medium-term indicators to measure the risk of payment disruptions in a given country that are outside the control of companies. Overall, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt and Russia’s ratings were upgraded, while Romania, Algeria and Tunisia’s ratings were downgraded.