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Insurers face difficult choices

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Global Capital Confidence Barometer series

The Global Capital Confidence Barometer is a regular barometer of senior executives from large companies around the world, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Our panel is comprised of select
EY clients and contacts, and regular EIU contributors.

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Australasian Capital Confidence Barometer

Corporate confidence in the global outlook is steadily improving, Australian and New Zealand companies boast strong balance sheets and are positioned for growth. Despite this increasing optimism, companies are not yet accelerating acquisition plans and are more focused on organic growth.
China Capital Confidence Barometer

Our China Capital Confidence Barometer finds that despite a willingness to make opportunistic acquisitions when excess cash is available, Chinese respondents are most likely to favor stability over an increase in deal activity.
Korea Capital Confidence Barometer

Sixty-five percent of those surveyed for our Korea Capital Confidence Barometer intend to focus on organic growth over the next 12 months.

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Southeast Asia Capital Confidence Barometer

While conservatism has reduced M&A appetite by 5% compared with our last Southeast Asian barometer, 48% of Southeast Asian respondents continue to engage in M&A activities - which is significantly higher than the sentiments expressed by global respondents.
Globalizing venture capital: global venture capital insights and trends report 2011

Amid the fragile economic recovery, the venture capital sector is becoming increasingly globalized. Our ninth annual VC report explores this trend and more.
Risk-based capital and governance in Latin America: emerging regulations

Our Latin America review of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico addresses the current state of play in each country, and the benefits and challenges of implementing capital requirements, corporate governance and risk management.
Solvency II: Pillar III - The time is now

We asked European insurers about their Pillar III status and preparations to meet Solvency II requirements by 2014. Our survey findings highlight their progress.
How asset managers are preparing for Solvency II: Solvency II for asset management survey findings 2012

Our latest survey reveals that engagement with insurers is deemed one of the biggest challenges to asset managers’ Solvency II Programs.

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