Coronavirus puts Japanese insurance sector under pressure

Pedro Gonçalves
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Japanese insurers are set to face greater risks from movements in financial markets such as interest rates, equities, credit-spread products, or currencies, according to a report by Fitch Ratings. It is expected that Japanese insurers will experience a meaningful negative impact from the spread of coronavirus and the fears of a global recession which have led to volatility in global financial markets, according to the analysis from the credits ratings agency. This is due to increasing investment risks in Japanese insurers' exposure to foreign credit products, currency risks and/or exp...

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