Category: Grapevine

The twists and turns of the industry…. but there is always something for everyone.

20 Things the Most Respected Bosses Do Everyday

Think about the best boss you’ve ever known. Here are 20 things I’ll bet he or she never stopped doing.  By Bill Murphy Jr.  @BillMurphyJr  CREDIT: Getty Images Think about the best boss you’ve ever had. Maybe you’re fortunate, and we’re…

General insurance premium set to go up from April 1

By PTI | Updated: Mar 26, 2017, 07.55 PM IST This is an India thing but it makes good reading considering Malaysia is also implementing the detariffication of our Motor and Fire insurance tariff. India regulators imposed  +/-5% and Malaysia is on a…

Ng Keng Hooi makes Malaysian corporate history

BY DALJIT DHESI   Ng Keng Hooi (pic) made headlines when he became the first Malaysian to helm an international financial services group. He was recently picked to succeed Mark Tucker, another global insurance vateran, as group chief executive and president…

And so I kept quiet?

I find this interesting read for the morning…. No, I am not a politician just a blogger, also not one who agrees with what the writer says here. No particular race or person is the issue or they being part…

Regulations to revamp Malaysia’s life sector (A Zurich viewpoint) 

By Monira Matin Malaysia’s life insurance industry, traditionally dominated by agency business, is set to see “rapid changes” once the country brings wide-ranging regulatory measures, according to Philip Smith, chief executive of Zurich Malaysia Bhd. The insurance regulator Bank Negara Malaysia…

Protected: Weekend Insurance Talk

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Messy People: How Disorder Can Contribute to Success

​This has nothing to do with insurance but being a messy person that I am, this seems to be a piece of good news, the very reason why this is posted here….  MIC LISTEN TO THE PODCAST: Author Tim Harford explains…

Malaysian courts continue to give effect to arbitration agreements

Shanghai All Green Environmental Engineering demonstrates the Malaysian courts continued attempts to give effect to arbitration agreements and to discount attempts to renege on agreements to arbitrate by relying on technical objections.






The Post Malaysian GST, An Insurer’s Nightmare? 

After the 1st April 2015’s GST implementation…. perhaps now is the time for the industry to reflect upon what’s next. What’s next is not difficult to guess. The Royal Custom & Excise department is certain to conduct a check if…

Death of the Agency Supporting Marketers Operating in an Insurance B2B Ecosystem 

What exactly is insurance B2B or business-to-business? Simply says, it is about intermediaries (including customer servicing personnel) using a point-of-sales (PoS) online platform to transact insurance requirements for or on behalf of their customers with the insurer(s) (i.e., principal). The…