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Oct 2018

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Turning the tide

COUNTRY PROFILE - Egypt

The insurance industry in Egypt is benefiting from the economic development the country is witnessing. The regulator’s strategy to increase the penetration level is setting the stage for unprecedented growth in the next three years. Middle East Insurance Review organised a roundtable meeting with some of the sector’s leaders to shed light on the next period’s prospects.
 


High stakes on the Belt and Road

COVER STORY - BRI

Despite its obvious Sino-centric economic and political manifesto, the Belt & Road Initiative is growing in importance in the Middle East as witnessed by increasing bilateral trade, infrastructure developments and investment agreements, all...

Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    With the buzz of October, there is positive optimism in the region despite the global uncertainties and political tensions everywhere. Middle East, home to the largest oil reserves in the world and several ultra-rich entities, is taking disruptive...

Cover Story

BRI

  • Magazine article aboutHigh-stakes-on-the-Belt-and-Road

    High stakes on the Belt and Road

    Despite its obvious Sino-centric economic and political manifesto, the Belt & Road Initiative is growing in importance in the Middle East as witnessed by increasing bilateral trade, infrastructure developments and investment agreements, all...

Country Profile

Egypt

  • Magazine article aboutTurning-the-tide

    Turning the tide

    The insurance industry in Egypt is benefiting from the economic development the country is witnessing. The regulator’s strategy to increase the penetration level is setting the stage for unprecedented growth in the next three years. Middle...

  • Life: A growth generator

    Life insurance in Egypt maintained a double-digit growth trend even in the toughest times and will continue to support the market growth.

  • Takaful in upward trend

    Product differentiation remains the biggest challenge for takaful operators, but the concept itself continues to achieve notable success in Egypt, market leaders say.

Insights

Marine

Insurance for SMEs

Healthcare

  • Optimising regulation without limiting competition

    As inflation and market consolidation continue to raise medical costs and erode health insurers’ margins, regulators in the Middle East are fine-tuning regulations so that consumers can receive a higher level of care at reasonable prices, says...

News

MENA

People on the move

Diary

Feature

Energy

  • Magazine article aboutRenewable-energy-Powering-the-future-of-specialty-insurance

    Renewable energy: Powering the future of specialty insurance

    With stronger specialist underwriting capability, local and regional insurers stand to benefit from the growing renewable energy sector in the Middle East, says Mr Murray Haynes of JLT Specialty.

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  • Big target for cyber crime

    As the energy sector in the Middle East faces increased cyber threats, it is time for boards and senior-level management to take greater charge in assessing and mitigating such risks to protect their operations, says Mr Simon Bell of Marsh Middle...

Risk Management

  • Adapting to the changing risk landscape

    Middle East insurers are increasingly facing a variety of strategic risks as the industry develops and moves towards maturity. To safeguard their business effectively, insurers will need to rethink their approach to risk management in order to build...

Takaful – Market Profile

Malaysia

  • Magazine article aboutTakaful-strides-forward

    Takaful strides forward

    New regulatory requirements are expected to shake up the takaful market in Malaysia, but operators are taking these challenges in their stride, as takaful has shown better growth over conventional insurance in recent years, say Malaysian Takaful...

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Interview

  • Magazine article aboutStrengthening-the-regulatory-environment

    Strengthening the regulatory environment

    Several regulatory initiatives are in the pipeline to develop the financial strength and soundness of the insurance sector in Oman, says Mr Ahmed Al Mamari, vice president for insurance sector, Capital Market Authority.

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Special Report

Reinsurance

  • Magazine article aboutMeeting-of-minds-in-Monte-Carlo

    Meeting of minds in Monte Carlo

    There can be few more potent symbols of an industry constantly reaching new peaks than the annual Rendez-Vous de Septembre that sees the bright, the experienced and the boldest insurers and reinsurers gather with one aim in mind – doing...

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