MEIR Magazine
April 2014 Edition
Country Profile - Saudi Arabia
At a critical juncture

Last year was an exceptional one for Saudi Arabia's insurance market, which recorded unprecedented losses of SAR1.3 billion (US$347 million). Underlying the figures, however, are major market developments which are...

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Special Feature
DIFC: Lloyd's and the DIFC - Making it a suitable match

Lloyd's recently announced plan to set up in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) marked a great start to 2014 for the UAE insurance market. However, there may be difficulties which Lloyd's will encounter in pursuing this new venture, says Messrs Michael Kortbawi and Irshied Tayeb of Bin Shabib & Associates.

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Interviews
Zurich projects high growth in Middle East

Following a reorganisation, Zurich's general insurance business expects to see "high double-digit growth" in the Middle East this year, says regional CEO Brian Reilly.

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Conferences
Last updated on, 14 April 2014

Theme: ''Nailing Down the Winning Strategies in Bancassurance''

6-7 May 2014, InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Theme: ''Breathing Fire Into the Life Market to Get Ahead of the Pack''

15-16 May 2014, Novotel Saigon Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Theme: ''CFOs at the Forefront – Forward Thinking: How Far Ahead is Enough?''

26-28 May 2014, Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore