Category: Grapevine

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

Warning: Stocks Will Collapse by 50% in 2014

“We are in a gigantic financial asset bubble,” warns Swiss adviser and fund manager Marc Faber. “It could burst any day.” ….doesn’t hesitate to put the blame squarely on President Obama’s big government policies and the Federal Reserve’s risky low-rate policies, which, he says, “penalize the income earners, the savers who save, your parents — why should your parents be forced to speculate in stocks and in real estate

KARPAL SINGH (1940 – 2014) died in a car accident

Why a great man like Karpal had to died in such manner….? May our great Lord bless his soul and have a place in heaven for him.
A condolence to his family and, Malaysian shall mourn his death for days and months to come.
Farewell. … Our Tiger Of Jelutong, farewell….






Google In Insurance Thought Leadership

Google continues to push forward, moving well beyond its platform for searches, marketing, and advertising and embedding its technology into the lives of every person, gathering new data to use in innovative ways.






Widow of Zurich CFO to confront insurer at AGM over suicide

Seven months after the suicide of Zurich Insurance finance chief Pierre Wauthier, his widow is set to confront the company over its handling of the tragedy, reopening a scandal that unsettled investors….






Insurance Of Men’s Most ‘Prized Private Part’

Talking about men’s most prized private part, i.e. the penis, an underwear company in Canada has decided to provide insurance of the penis to help spur the sales of or perhaps to ignite further the interest in their underwear. I…

Time to file your taxes | Malaysian Tax system

I stumble on this infograph recently, which I think is useful for readers of Malaysia Insurance Online for this is the tax season of the year. Hope you likewise find this useful…. Courtesy: imoney.my

Hiring the best for the insurance industry | Learning from Google

Leadership – in particular emergent leadership as opposed to traditional leadership. Traditional leadership is, were you president of the chess club? Were you vice-president of sales? How quickly did you get there? “We don’t care. What we care about is, when faced with a problem and you’re a member of a team, do you, at the appropriate time, step in and lead. And just as critically, do you step back and stop leading, do you let someone else? “Because what’s critical to be an effective leader in this environment is you have to be willing to relinquish power.”






Insuring the lackadaisical attitudes of men in authority

The 44-page report highlights the systematic failure by the government agencies for not assuming full responsibility and exercising the jurisdiction and power accorded to them, details that have been speculated by the public all this while. It was further cemented in strong words by the panel as per item 3.5 of the report entitled ‘Lackadaisical Attitude on Road Safety’: The Panel is deeply….






5 types of people who never succeed at work | Human Resources Online

They exist in every office. The people who moan, who are afraid of change and who don’t stick around long enough to complete a job. As their boss, colleague or mentor, you are probably annoyed by them every day, but here’s the thing – these people will almost never, ever succeed in their careers….






Doctrine Of Contra – Proferentem In Contracts Law

The need for interpreting a contract can arise in two situations. Firstly, if the Judge or Arbitrator is of that opinion that “a gap is needed to be filled” in order to interpret the Contract and secondly, if she/he believes that “an ambiguity is needed to be resolved” in order to find the correct intention of the contract. The Doctrine of Contra Proferentem is generally applied by the Judges in the later case where a contract appears ambiguous to them. With the passage of time, the Judges have started appreciating the significance