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Outlook for 2017
Subdued oil prices and rising political risk are two major headwinds facing the region, although insurers are strengthening their fundamentals to ensure much needed resilience in the industry.
The Middle East will see a slower pace of growth although the improved regulatory landscape bodes well for the industry’s long-term expansion say Ms Astrid Frey-Kaufmann and Mr Roman Lechner of Swiss Re.
The combination of light policy and heavy rhetoric on President-elect Trump’s campaign trail means there are fewer certainties than ever on which to base predictions for the global political and trade credit environment in 2017. Mr Crispin Hodges of Beazley Dubai looks at what may be in store for the Middle East.