In the news today: IIG announces new committee, Swiss Re appoints a new marketing executive for the Middle East and Africa, and insurance fraud puts insurers off covering Mount Everest climbers


IIG announces new committee

The Insurance Institute of Gauteng (IIG) announced its new committee for 2019/2020 at its AGM, which was held in Johannesburg yesterday.  READ MORE

Swiss Re appoints new market executive for MEA region

Beat Strebel has been appointed as market executive for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) with effect from 1 March 2019, subject to regulatory approval.  READ MORE

Insurers threaten to stop covering Everest climbers

Insurance fraud involving trekking guides and helicopter rescue outfits has made insurers nervous to extend cover to Mount Everest climbers.  READ MORE

Top 100 brands shortlisted for Africa Finance Award 2019

Brands across different sectors in six African countries have been shortlisted for the 2019 edition of the Africa Finance Award. Previous winners include Orange Insurance Brokers and ARM Pensions.  READ MORE

Apple loses $5 billion as China’s economy slows

Consumers in the world’s second-largest economy are favouring Huawei and Xiaomi phones over higher-priced Apple phones.  READ MORE