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Jan 2017

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MEDGULF to make big impact in the UAE

INTERVIEWS

Mediterranean & Gulf Insurance & Reinsurance Company (MEDGULF) recently entered the UAE market as a medical player but aims to be an all-line insurer within the next three years, says Mr Shadi Al Mahameed, General Manager, MEDGULF UAE.
 


Cautious optimism for the New Year

COVER STORY - 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.

GCC healthcare to continue robust growth in 2017

LIFE & HEALTH - Outlook for Healthcare

Healthcare continues to attract significant spending by GCC governments, and with the participation of private players, health insurance will continue to grow at a fast pace in 2017 says Al Masah Capital in its recent report.


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Tunisia

  • Interview with the regulator - Taking the industry to the next level

    With the regulator focused on creating a healthy and sound insurance sector, the industry sees serious reforms to resolve long-standing problems and create a new vision for the future. Mr Hafedh El Garbi, Chairman of the Comité Général des...

  • Promising plans in store

    The Tunisian Federation of Insurance Companies (FTUSA) is eager to see the implementation of various market initiatives, including the sector’s five-year development plan, and the databank project, says Mr Kamel Chibani, Executive Director of...

Interviews

  • Magazine article aboutMEDGULF-to-make-big-impact-in-the-UAE

    MEDGULF to make big impact in the UAE

    Mediterranean & Gulf Insurance & Reinsurance Company (MEDGULF) recently entered the UAE market as a medical player but aims to be an all-line insurer within the next three years, says Mr Shadi Al Mahameed, General Manager, MEDGULF UAE.

  • Kuwait Re: Being sustainable

    Kuwait Reinsurance Co (Kuwait Re) has been able to maintain a satisfactory performance over the years, thanks to its strong financial standing and solid reputation as a reliable reinsurer, says newly appointed CEO Dawoud S Al Duwaisan.

Cover Story

Outlook for 2017

  • Magazine article aboutCautious-optimism-for-the-New-Year

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

Editorial

News

MENA

Takaful Feature

Motor

  • Magazine article aboutMotor-up-with-analytics

    Motor up with analytics

    The use of data analytics is crucial in the motor takaful business in order to restore higher levels of profitability, says Mr Muhammad Ashfaq Ur Rehman.

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Life & Health

Outlook for Healthcare

  • Magazine article aboutGCC-healthcare-to-continue-robust-growth-in-2017

    GCC healthcare to continue robust growth in 2017

    Healthcare continues to attract significant spending by GCC governments, and with the participation of private players, health insurance will continue to grow at a fast pace in 2017 says Al Masah Capital in its recent report.

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Medical Liability

Corporate Risk Management

RIMS Risk Forum

Journal

Diary of Events

People on the move

Feature

Digital Revolution

  • Magazine article aboutCyber-risk-a-clear-and-present-danger-for-insurers-IAIS

    Cyber risk a clear and present danger for insurers: IAIS

    The nature of cyber risk requires increased scrutiny and information sharing between insurance supervisors and practitioners says the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) .

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  • Wake up and smell the automation

    The region’s insurance industry hasn’t even scratched the surface of what’s possible when technology is fully embraced, says Mr Jonathan Rawling of compareit4me.com.

  • Dealing with disruption at the doorstep

    Mr Anthony Bachara of GapCorp Insurance Brokers Muscat, winner of the 3rd Essay Contest of the MENA Insurance CEO Club (MICC) Essay on disruptive innovation in insurance, argues in this first of a two-part essay that insurers have to position...