Jan 2017

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Cover Story

Outlook for 2017

Cautious optimism for the New Year

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.

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Growth glimmers amidst uncertainties

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.

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What does Trump mean for the Middle East in 2017?

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.

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