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South Korean insurance sector reaching saturation: McKinsey


A report by U.S.-based consultancy firm McKinsey and Co. Inc. said that the South Korean insurance sector is reaching a saturation point and growth is likely to slow, Asia Insurance Review reported citing BusinessKorea. The consultancy firm said that the South Korean insurance industry grew about 2% year over year in 2017 with domestic earnings and premiums declining steadily. An official said that the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standard 17, low interest rates, reorganization of sales commissions and reduction of tax benefits are likely to further hamper the sector's profitability.

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