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August 24th, 2012
Indonesia’s Poor Urban Planning Limits Insurance Sales

In recent months, Jakarta has seen a series of fire incidents in which poor electrical wiring and dry weather emerged as the usual suspects. Twenty-five fire incidents have been reported in the capital since Aug. 17, resulting in potential losses of Rp 24 billion ($2.5 million). The incidents highlight an issue in the capital that for years the government has overlooked. The situation is aggravated by the fact that the city grows more populated each year, resulting in the mushrooming of sub-standard housing construction with little government oversight. And while risk-averse Jakarta residents might look to insurance firms given this reality, the business has no intention of offering coverage to those living in areas where fires are a frequent occurrence. Read More