February 23, 2018

Market Surveys

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The Silver Lining

The MENA (re)insurance environment is still attractive in spite of challenging operating conditions, according to A.M. Best’s latest report. Against the backdrop of ongoing geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), political, financial, and economic risks for (re)insurers operating in the region remain elevated. This situation is exacerbated by...

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In a World of Increasing Risk

What are the main risks for the world at the moment? The Global Risks Report 2018 publishes some perceptions based on their annual survey. A Premium report. Caution, resilience and added emphasis on risk management and foresight are the watchwords of The Global Risks Report 2018 published by the World...

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Life gets a New Look

Swiss Re’s Sigma study on life insurance yields many strategies that organisations can employ in order to enhance long-term profitability. A Premium report. Life insurance has been at the receiving end of many regulations and draft rules that have been recently introduced by the regulators. Swiss Re’s latest sigma study...

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UAE, Oman, KSA on a Rapid Growth Trail

Alpen Capital’s latest report on the GCC insurance sector highlights growth potential for the region. A Premium report. Alpen Capital, an investment banking advisory firm, announced the publication of its report on the GCC Insurance Industry. The report showcases the current state of the insurance industry across the GCC nations...

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Impacted From All Sides

Economic sanctions forced the country to diversify its own local markets making Iran’s insurance industry a resilient one. A Premium report. In the year 1979, Iran faced economic sanctions imposed by the US which was then extended in various stages till 2016. With the sanctions lifted and the Joint Comprehensive...

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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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