Magazine

Mar 2017

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Reaching a tipping point

COVER STORY - Political Risk & Terrorism

The terrorism insurance market in the Middle East has seen a sustained period of softening in line with the global trend despite an increasingly complicated socio-political environment. With more capacity coming on board regionally and internationally, the market is now reaching a tipping point after 10 years of pressure on margins.
 

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Say it in certain terms

INSIGHTS - Cyber

When it comes to claims settlement in cyber risk insurance, ambiguity in wordings and exclusions often result in rejections and disputes. Mr Amar Shah of Risk Exchange says insurers should use the same words to define risks and good practices which...

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Map and realign before VAT goes live

INSIGHTS - VAT on insurance

Insurance companies in the GCC need to be VAT-ready and will need to map and realign their business transactions, supply chains and IT systems to make them effective on introduction of 5% tax from January 2018.

Featured Articles


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Qatar

  • Magazine article aboutNew-windows-of-opportunities

    New windows of opportunities

    Public spending and infrastructure projects have always fuelled growth in Qatar’s insurance industry. But today with the stressed oil prices and the overall challenging economic trends, insurers are urged to think out of the box to stay ahead...

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Interviews

Cover Story

Political Risk & Terrorism

  • Magazine article aboutReaching-a-tipping-point

    Reaching a tipping point

    The terrorism insurance market in the Middle East has seen a sustained period of softening in line with the global trend despite an increasingly complicated socio-political environment. With more capacity coming on board regionally and...

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Special Feature

Oil & Energy

  • Magazine article aboutRiding-the-oil-price-roller-coaster

    Riding the oil-price roller coaster

    With much of its growth stemming from energy-related projects, the Middle East insurance market needs to work harder to maintain past levels of revenue and identify new growth opportunities to ride out the prolonged downturn and the expected...

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News

MENA

Editorial

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    What a difference this March is without the Multaqa Qatar. Suddenly, after a faithful decade of being a star draw in getting the internationals to come to the region, there is no Rendezvous in Doha this March. The scene seems to have shifted to...

Diary

People on the move

Takaful Feature

Distribution

  • Magazine article aboutBalancing-innovation-and-distribution

    Balancing innovation and distribution

    The large grey area between product innovation and distribution is where the problem of dysfunctional growth lies in family takaful industry, though product proposition and distribution channels remain the key drivers to increase penetration. Mr...

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Insights

Legal & Technology

  • Magazine article aboutNavigating-the-pitfalls-of-Big-Data-mining

    Navigating the pitfalls of Big Data mining

    The insurance industry’s appetite to see how Big Data might be mined to price products more accurately attuned to individual consumer behaviour is growing. Messrs Dino Wilkinson and Tyler Dillard of Norton Rose Fulbright caution insurers to...

Cyber

  • Say it in certain terms

    When it comes to claims settlement in cyber risk insurance, ambiguity in wordings and exclusions often result in rejections and disputes. Mr Amar Shah of Risk Exchange says insurers should use the same words to define risks and good practices which...

VAT on insurance

  • Map and realign before VAT goes live

    Insurance companies in the GCC need to be VAT-ready and will need to map and realign their business transactions, supply chains and IT systems to make them effective on introduction of 5% tax from January 2018.

Feature

Employee Benefits

  • Magazine article aboutGrowth-opportunities-galore

    Growth opportunities galore

    New regulations, increasing medical costs and shifting consumer preferences mean that growth opportunities are plentiful for companies that can adapt to the many changes in employee benefits, says Mr George Dimitriou of MetLife.

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  • The valuable talent retention tool

    The Gulf region’s transient and fiercely competitive job market makes both identifying and retaining skilled employees quite a challenge, particularly in industries that face a shortage of qualified professionals. And employee benefits can act...