5 grants in Singapore for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

grants in Singapore for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Singapore’s economy recognizes the importance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, which constitutes 99% of all enterprises in Singapore. This translates to approximately seven out of every ten workers, contributing to around half of Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Singapore like many countries is hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with the retail/F&B sector bearing the heaviest blow. There are multiple grants offered by the Singapore government to cushion the negative effects of pandemic and aid recovery. If you’re checking out other SME Singapore loans beyond the solutions offered by top…

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5 Ways Coronavirus Will Drastically Alter Boomer Retirements

baby boomer retirements

The boomer generation is defined as people born between 1946 and 1964, effectively products of the post-World War II economic boom. These are people that will be hoping to either be retired or to retire within the next ten years. They lived through economic ups and downs and are generally seen as one of the wealthiest generations to date.  Thanks to advances in medical care some of these boomers are still earning today, despite being past retirement age. However, all of them will need to speak to a reputable financial…

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Banks are selling customized cryptocurrency insurance packages to businesses

Cryptocurrency insurance - digital information

According to a recent Bloomberg Report, several insurers are offering these custom products. A number of large insurers are now quietly selling cryptocurrency insurance packages to businesses. Despite the association with thefts and hacks, Allianz, AIG and others are offering customized deals to cover the digital currencies for digital asset businesses. Providing cryptocurrency protection is increasingly commonplace despite the lack of publicity. Insurers are acting quite quietly regarding the cryptocurrency insurance they sell. Aon currently holds more than 50 percent of the total cryptocurrency insurance market. The London-based insurer appears…

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Warren Buffett makes insurance news with caution in the industry

Berkshire Hathaway recently announced its earnings and stated that it is unlikely that an underwriter would be purchased. In recent insurance news, Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway finally put an end to the speculations that have been made about the company for a long time, by saying that they don’t have any real intention to ever purchase a large commercial underwriter, and that the intention is to take a more organic strategy in order to grow their commercial platform. Buffett fielded some heavy questions at the annual shareholder meeting for…

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Berkshire insurance exec could one day replace Warren Buffett

The billionaire CEO and chairman of the company said that he would support Ajit Jain if he should ever want the top spot. Back in 2011, at a Bengaluru news conference, Warren Buffet had said that he would be willing to support Berkshire insurance exec Ajit Jain, if he should ever wish to step up into the position of CEO and chairman. Speculation has recently been rising among the company’s investors, with regards to who will succeed Buffett. Warren Buffett, who is currently 84 years old, has yet to give…

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The role of insurance in the economy

Insurance and economy go hand-in-hand Insurance has managed to attract a lot more attention from consumers in recent years than it had in the past. Many people are now conscious of how insurance affects their lives, but few people are aware of the connection that insurance has with the economy. Indeed, it is more common for people to be aware of how the economy affects the insurance businesses than vice versa. To say that insurance is the underpinning of the modern economy may seem like hyperbole. When put into perspective,…

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Hurricane insurance losses from mammoth storm reaches billions

Hurricane Sandy flood insurance

Sandy left a wide path of destruction in her wake when it slammed the U.S. North East. Although residents of the North Eastern United States had been hoping for the best, the hurricane insurance losses resulting from Sandy will likely hit the $5 billion mark and above. Insurers and others in the industry are already crunching the numbers from the “frankenstorm”. Even before beginning to perform these calculations, it was clear to the hurricane insurance industry that the numbers would run well into the billions. Fitch Rating, for example, said…

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