A landslide election victory for Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent the yen down and
leaves equities in Tokyo poised to climb, with the path paved for a continuation of loose
monetary policy. A “snap election” is an interesting phenomenon and one that is rooted in political strategy.
Essentially, it’s a premature election called by incumbent leadership and carried out in a
rapid fashion. For months, Mr Abe's popular support has been badly hit by a string of
InsurTech refers to the use of technology innovations designed to squeeze out savings and efficiency from the current insurance industry model. InsurTech exploits big data to formulate deeper insights to human behaviour and personalization of insurance products. Actuarial science has always been a blend of technical and social sciences. The future increases in both
data volume and variety will require actuaries to have a familiarity with techniques in machine learning,