MEIR Magazine
October 2014 Edition
Country Profile - Kuwait
Market needs a stronger foundation

Weak regulatory oversight has plagued Kuwait's insurance sector for too long, but operators have also failed to tackle the market's shortcomings and upgrade industry...

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Cover Story
Political violence: ISIS crisis puts pressure on market

Recent developments have pushed up the region's political violence and terrorism rates, but the extent varies even within Iraq. Underwriters discuss the availability of capacity, the difficulties faced on the ground, and how the market has reacted so far.

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Special Feature
Ebola: The risk to the Middle East

Amid the global concerns over the Ebola virus, Middle East countries have significantly stepped up efforts to prevent the spread of the disease, which still has no known cure and vaccine. What are the implications for insurers?

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Conferences
Last updated on, 8 October 2014

Theme: ''Making Marine Insurance a Viable, Strategic Priority for Shipowners and Ship Managers''

27-28 Oct 2014, Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore

Theme: ''Making Takaful Fighting Fit for the Future''

12-13 Nov 2014, InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Theme: ''Reinsurance as Strategic Risk Management for Underwriting Profitability''

16-17 Nov 2014, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates