Insurance News: South Korea halts purchases of oil from Iran

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Despite insurance coverage, South Korea nixes Iran oil purchases In insurance news headlines today, South Korea has halted its purchases of oil from Iran as the countries refiners lose access to their insurance coverage due to sanctions from the European Union. The EU instituted sanctions against Iran were enacted earlier this year and prevent ships carrying Iranian oil from receiving insurance coverage. The maritime insurance industry, much of which is represented by the United Kingdom, expressed concerns over the sanctions but quickly complied as the measures were enacted. South Korea…

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South Korea to sidestep EU ban on maritime insurance coverage

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South Korea to resume providing coverage next month South Korea plans to sidestep sanctions imposed against Iran by the European Union and will continue to provide the country with maritime insurance coverage beginning next month. South Korea is the latest Asian country that has chosen to ignore the sanctions, which have instituted a ban on providing ships carrying Iranian oil with insurance coverage. The sanctions have been subjected to a great deal of criticism because of their potential to cause economic damage. The maritime insurance that South Korea provides is…

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ASIAN WOMEN TRAIL MEN IN PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT

Men are taking the lead in decision-making across most aspects of financial planning, according to HSBC’s latest report: The Future of Retirement: Why family matters. Conducted by Cicero Consulting across over 17,000 people in 17 countries, with more than 7,300 from Asia, HSBC’s survey explores changing attitudes towards retirement and financial planning. Sixty-eight per cent of Asian men and 65% of men worldwide say they make all or most of the financial decisions in the household, compared to 58% and 53% of women in Asia and globally, respectively. The only…

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