December 14, 2017

Market Surveys

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A Reflection of Growth

While Turkey has been hit from all sides by geopolitical risk, low commodity prices and some weather-related events, the insurance sector is still seeing moderate overall growth. Strong demographics, a diversified economy that is blessed with foreign direct investment (FDI) from across the globe, and fiscal strength make Turkey quite...

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Health Insurance & Cost

Pacific Prime’s Cost of Health Insurance report lists drivers of cost and focuses on the Dubai market. Pacific Prime’s Cost of Health Insurance report lists some significant drivers that influence the cost of health insurance. The report presents figures from the top 10 insurers in the industry, with a view...

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A Look to the Future

CEOs across the globe are focusing on investing in the future. What do CEOs in the UAE see in the future? A Premium report. Are the next three years for the UAE business environment going to be challenging? Do business CEOs have thoughts on investing in the future? KPMG recently...

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Modest Growth Ahead

The insurance sector in Lebanon is pressured by the macroeconomic scenario and its geopolitical realities and yet shows some significant growth. A Premium report. With an economy that is weighed by government debt and external deficit, Lebanon is still undergoing gross development in terms of making changes to structural issues....

The Advantage of Technology in Health

Health insurers and brokers alike need to buy in to the importance of harnessing technology to improve communication with insureds and increase retention, writes Tarek Bayaa. There is little love lost between insurers and the insured—poor customer service, tedious paper-based processes, and litanies of policy information (that might as well...

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Battle on, Egypt

The insurance industry in Egypt is quite resilient, being among the oldest markets in the region. A Premium report. Egypt has seen its fair share of struggles. For a country of 93.3 million in population with a GDP of USD333 billion1 and 4.3 percent growth, Egypt is still plowing ahead...

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GCC Islamic Insurers Face Slowdown

S&P’s latest report states that underwriting profitability remains the key issue for Islamic insurers in the GCC. Following years of annual growth in gross premiums of up to 20 percent in the Islamic (takaful and Islamic cooperative) insurance sector in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC), growth slowed significantly to less...

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Still Spirited

Is Oman still an oasis of opportunity when it comes to insurance? A Premium report. Oman is one of the countries that have had to make a big shift in terms diversifying from its dependence on oil. The efforts are paying off, with a national focus to develop five industries:...

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The Age of Technology

Swiss Re’s latest Sigma report suggests that digitalisation is now blurring lines between industries with connections between different market places, supply chains and financial networks. A Premium report. The impact of digitalisation extends beyond the insurance value chain itself to the whole business ecosystem in which insurers operate. Industry boundaries...

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Headwinds amidst growth

S&P’s latest insurance briefing analysed the markets within the GCC region. A Premium report. “In today’s fast moving global business environment effective human capital and knowledge management have moved from a nice thing to do in the past to a business critical task. It is a challenge, in this particular...

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