Special Report PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 March 2019 Lynne Mortimer Carers need more help. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto Archant More than 2.5 million people have given up their jobs to care for loved ones and it is estimated that one in seven people in work are juggling the demands of their job with caring. Here, four people from the region talk about how their lives have been impacted. Caring for mum. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphotoAmy: “I’ve lost my business, money and social life but nobody cares”This is Amy’s searingly honest, and sometimes harrowing account of her life since she stopped work to care for her mother who, now in her late 80s, has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Some daily care is bought in but then it’s over to Amy.She’s a highly articulate and intelligent woman and is frustrated and bewildered by the lack of help for people in her and her mum’s positions. She is also exhausted and … [Read more...] about The life of a carer:
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Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ap Business Writer Updated 9:16 am PST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Dr. Amy Baxter arranges her wearable pain relievers at her company's office Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Atlanta. Baxter's business took off after she appeared on "Shark Tank" with her device that blocks pain from injections, orders flowed in and she bulked up her inventory. But when sales hit a temporary speed bump, Baxter learned there was no tax break for the merchandise she hadn't sold yet. less Dr. Amy Baxter arranges her wearable pain relievers at her company's office Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Atlanta. Baxter's business took off after she appeared on "Shark Tank" with her device that blocks pain ... more Photo: John Bazemore, AP Photo: John Bazemore, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about Oh no! Company owners can get a shock from huge tax bills
Vietnam’s tourism and people in general suffered shocking news at the end of 2018 as a roadside bomb detonated near a bus as it crossed Al-Haram district, close to the well-known pyramids in Giza. The explosion killed three Vietnamese people and their Egyptian guide, while another 12 inflicted severe injuries. Shortly after the incident, Saigontourist Travel Service Company, the agency operating the Egypt tour, immediately worked with Bao Viet Insurance Corporation on the insurance benefits of the tourists. As announced by Bao Viet, those killed in the bomb attack will receive the maximum life insurance coverage amount of VND2.4 billion ($104,350), while the company will also support expenditure to complete procedures to take the bodies of the three victims home and organise funeral services. For the injured people receiving treatment in the North African country, the company will continue working with Egyptian hospitals to return them home as soon as possible. Each will be … [Read more...] about Travel insurance – the globetrotters’ amulet
The Vietnam Actuarial Conference 2018 hosted by Prudential with the attendance of over 200 actuaries and insurance professionals discussing Big Data More insurance businesses are now planning to apply new technologies in their management systems and improve customer services, while many also plan to develop new products to meet market demand as well as diversify insurance sales channels, according to a survey released by Vietnam Report in June last year. In particular, 82.4 per cent of insurance companies said they were building a Mobile Internet development strategy and 64.7 per cent have adopted strategies based on two key factors in Industry 4.0: the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data. Disruptive technology Big Data provides new insights from social networks, telematics sensors, and other new information channels. As a result, it allows understanding customer preferences better, enabling new business approaches, product development, and enhancing existing internal models, … [Read more...] about How can Big Data drive the future of insurance?
Roy Gori took a business trip to Vietnam on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Canada. He had a meeting with the country’s State Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh in November 2018, discussing Manulife’s commitment to long-term investment and sustainable operations as well as its contribution to the Vietnamese economy. How did Manulife perform in 2018 and what were the key priorities and achievements? We’re excited about the progress we’ve made in 2018, both in terms of our performance and our transformation into the most digital, customer-centric global company in our industry. We’re focused on innovation, digitisation and driving operational efficiencies to ensure we remain competitive and to make it easier for customers to do business with us. Our focus has and will continue to be on execution of our five priorities: portfolio optimization, expense efficiency, accelerating growth, becoming a digital … [Read more...] about Digitalisation drives transformation in Vietnam’s insurance sector