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Fire, natural catastrophes and faulty workmanship top causes of insurance claims for business: Allianz

Global Claims Review 2022: Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty analyzed more than 530,000 insurance claims from 2017 to 2021 with a value of €88.7bn (US$90.4bn). Claims severity has i...

Albanese elected Australia's leader in complex poll result

SYDNEY (AP) — Australians awoke on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the center-left Labor Party leader whose ascension to the nation’s top job from being raised in social housing by...

Pano AI’s Early Bushfire Detection Technology Gives Southern Cross Forests More Tools to Prevent Bushfires in New South Wales

TUMUT, AUSTRALIA - News Direct - 8 March 2022 - Pano AI , the leader in early bushfire detection and intelligence, announced a pilot program that brings its AI-powered solution to detect and pinpoi...

Allianz Risk Barometer 2022: Cyber perils outrank Covid-19 and broken supply chains as top business risk globally and in Asia Pacific

11th Allianz survey: Cyber, business interruption and natural disasters are the top three business risks globally in 2022. Cyber ranks top Asia Pacific risk for the third consecutive yearPandemic outb...

Australians warned against surge in snakes and spiders

The residents of the Australian state of New South Wales have been warned about a surge in snakes and spiders, thanks to weather patterns. The La Nina weather phenomenon will create conditions for mo...

Global warming could see Taiwan Presidential Office submerged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In under 30 years we may see the Tamsui River flood central Taipei and inundate the Presidential Office if sea levels rise in line with predictions. Taipei Main Station...

Australia has lost one-third of its koalas in the past three years

Australia has lost about 30% of its koalas over the past three years, hit by drought, bushfires and developers cutting down trees, the Australian Koala Foundation said, urging the government to do mor...

Australian researchers launch AI koala 'facial recognition'

Artificial intelligence (AI) researchers in Australia are experimenting with facial recognition technology to monitor koalas as part of conservation efforts. The team from Griffith University in the ...

Scenic mountain region in south Taiwan hit by new fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After five days of fires near the scenic Alishan mountain area were extinguished with great difficulty, a new fire has broken out near the starting point of the previous o...

Australia to evacuate thousands as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years

Australian authorities are planning to evacuate thousands of more people on Monday (March 22) from flood-affected suburbs in Sydney’s west, which is set for its worst flooding in 60 years with d...

Facebook blocks Australian news sites

Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday blocked news content sharing in Australia, in response to a new media law that is under consideration. In a blog post, William Easton, Facebook's manager ...

Australia wildfires probe recommends climate risk forecasts

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An investigation into Australia’s catastrophic wildfire season on Friday recommended greater efforts to forecast the impacts of climate change on specific parts of the count...

Asia Today: Morrison vows 'titanic effort' to lift economy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Australian budget, to be delivered Oct. 6, will be a “titanic effort” to return the country to economic growth amid the coronavirus pa...

Chubb Charitable Foundation completes grants to support All Hands and Hearts initiatives in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - The Chubb Charitable Foundation announced today that it has completed two grants to All Hands and Hearts, an organization which addresses the immediate...

Bega Cheese's Zack Chisholm named ‘APAC CIO of the Year’ at 2020 Infor Customer Excellence Award

The win recognises Bega’s exceptional use of cloud technology in APAC SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry...