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Dec 2018

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Kuwait: Reforms long overdue

COUNTRY PROFILE - Kuwait

Kuwait’s insurance sector is crowded and highly fragmented, and the only way for the industry to forge ahead is with an overhaul of outdated regulations.
 


Getting ready for the 1/1 renewal season

FEATURE - Reinsurance

The MENA region remains an attractive prospect, with underlying insurance market growth and low penetration rates. The economic outlook for MENA countries is set to benefit from recent increases to hydrocarbon prices, say Mr Mahesh Mistry and Ms...

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Connecting with tech-minded customers

FEATURE - CRM

In today’s digital era, the rules of customer engagement are changing. Insurers need to adapt to the dynamic environment and rethink their approaches to connecting with consumers if they were to thrive in a market poised for further disruption.

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All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    How swiftly December has come. And altogether 2018 has been quite a challenging year for all with greater traction on the regulation and compliance fronts. And in the UAE with the VAT, there has been an overall cost increase too which some put at an...

Cover Story

Awards Special

Country Profile

Kuwait

  • Magazine article aboutKuwait-Reforms-long-overdue

    Kuwait: Reforms long overdue

    Kuwait’s insurance sector is crowded and highly fragmented, and the only way for the industry to forge ahead is with an overhaul of outdated regulations.

  • Standing solid: Kuwait Re

    Despite the challenging market conditions facing reinsurers in the region, Kuwait Re has held its ground, thanks to its disciplined underwriting and prudent risk management practices, says its CEO Dawoud Al Duwaisan.

  • Smart tech for better motor results

    Kuwait’s insurance sector remains promising, and there are certain niches players can tap into, especially with the use of technology, says Mr Anas Al Otaibi, cofounder and partner at Partner Network Group (PNG), a smart solutions company.

Insights

Strategic Global View

Legal Page

  • New insurance law opens up opportunities

    The new UAE insurance law has made it easier for insurers to issue policies in a foreign language, thus expanding their business opportunities, but there are downsides when it comes to insurance disputes, says Mr Francois Chemaly of BSA Abu Dhabi.

News

MENA

People on the move

Diary

Takaful Feature

Feature

CRM

  • Magazine article aboutConnecting-with-tech-minded-customers

    Connecting with tech-minded customers

    In today’s digital era, the rules of customer engagement are changing. Insurers need to adapt to the dynamic environment and rethink their approaches to connecting with consumers if they were to thrive in a market poised for further disruption.

    Buy Now

Reinsurance

  • Getting ready for the 1/1 renewal season

    The MENA region remains an attractive prospect, with underlying insurance market growth and low penetration rates. The economic outlook for MENA countries is set to benefit from recent increases to hydrocarbon prices, say Mr Mahesh Mistry and Ms...

  • Opportunities and optimism

    Many in the insurance and reinsurance market look to Swiss Re for cues about what is coming next – in cyber, CAT bonds and much more. Middle East Insurance Review caught up with the group’s global CEO Christian Mumenthaler and Asia CEO...

Interview

  • Magazine article aboutA-refined-strategy-for-success

    A refined strategy for success

    As the risk landscape changes, Marsh forges a new strategy to meet its clients’ needs, efficiently utilising its resources and tapping into new markets, says Mr Christos Adamantiadis, CEO of Marsh Middle East and Africa (MEA).

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  • UAE: Promising with more potential ahead

    The UAE insurance market has seen positive results on the back of regulatory reforms, but with the relatively low penetration rate, there remains more room for growth especially for life and personal lines with the support of new technology. Middle...

Conference Report

  • Magazine article aboutSharm-Rendezvous-tackles-contemporary

    Sharm Rendezvous tackles contemporary

    ‘Spreading Precious Ideas’ was the theme of the first Sharm El-Sheikh Rendezvous, held in Egypt in October to discuss the current status of the republic’s insurance sector and shed light on some of the industry’s pressing...

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  • Enhancing the customer journey remains a priority for insurers

    Insurers should utilise technology to enhance the customer experience and roll out products that satisfy consumer needs, said speakers at LIMRA’s EMEA Life Insurance Conference in Dubai in November.

  • Medical insurance leads growth in the UAE

    The progress which the UAE has achieved in health insurance services is helping the sector retain its regional leadership and will support the country’s endeavours to become a reliable healthcare destination, said speakers at the 5th...