In the news today: Spiralling costs, China insurance monster, and flu season

Does the fault lie more with inflation, medical schemes skimping on payouts or a legal vacuum in which regulators are deaf to industry’s concerns and battling consumers?  READ MORE

China has allowed smaller insurance companies to flourish in the interests of creating competition for their industry heavyweights but this may come back to haunt them.  READ MORE

Navigating the regulatory landscape is akin to being in a dark room, but there is scope for fintech firms to engage with regulators.  READ MORE

Hackers are holding Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hostage.  READ MORE

South African economy loses more than R2 billion because of colds and flu every year, says the Global Hygiene Council (GHC).  READ MORE