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Jan 2020

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A growth region

MARKET FOCUS - GCC

Sluggish economic activity has dented the growth of GWP in the GCC over the last couple of years. Nonetheless, the insurance industry continues to make headways in several areas, including regulations and digital transformation. 
 

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Top of the agenda: Reinsurance capacity, healthcare, IFRS 17 and tech

COVER STORY - 2020 Outlook

Reinsurance capacity was the top concern among CEOs in the region, said honchos who converged at a roundtable in Dubai organised by Middle East Insurance Review. Other critical issues discussed include competition in the healthcare space,...

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The impetus of life

FEATURE - Life

Growth prospects of the two biggest life markets in MENA – the UAE and Morocco – remain bright with the recent rolling out of new regulatory initiatives that are likely to improve industry confidence and boost premium income. As these...

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All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    The New Year is upon us with a bang in many ways. Despite all the considered hectic resolutions, the political global uncertainties with the situation in Iran taking centre stage sets a sombre tone for the Middle East. Everything seems unpredictable...

Interview

  • Magazine article aboutBanca-to-support-the-holistic-needs-of-consumers

    Banca to support the holistic needs of consumers

    The bancassurance model must evolve to ride the next big wave as consumers’ financial needs become increasingly complex, says MetLife Gulf head of bancassurance and direct to consumer Apostolos Ailamakis.

  • New era for employee benefits

    The roll-out of DEWS, a workplace savings scheme for expatriates in the DIFC, signifies the dawn of a new era for end-of-service gratuity in the UAE, says Zurich Workplace Solutions senior executive officer Reena Vivek.

Cover Story

2020 Outlook

Market Focus

GCC

  • Magazine article aboutA-growth-region

    A growth region

    Sluggish economic activity has dented the growth of GWP in the GCC over the last couple of years. Nonetheless, the insurance industry continues to make headways in several areas, including regulations and digital transformation.

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  • Public pensions ripe for change

    There is increasing pressure on the existing public pension systems in the GCC – at a time when government coffers are already under strain. Mr Yassir Albaharna of FAIR discusses viable options governments can consider to overhaul the existing...

Feature

Life

  • Magazine article aboutThe-impetus-of-life

    The impetus of life

    Growth prospects of the two biggest life markets in MENA – the UAE and Morocco – remain bright with the recent rolling out of new regulatory initiatives that are likely to improve industry confidence and boost premium income. As these...

Energy

  • Building resilience: How to line up your defences

    The energy sector is especially vulnerable to cyber attacks in today’s hyper-connected world. Organisations need to strengthen their cyber resilience and response framework to prepare against such risks, says Mr Kevin Richards of Marsh.

  • Energy market: Future risks and claims

    Traditional energy policies are no longer adequate with the changing risk profiles of energy companies as they rely more and more on technology, says Ms Ruby Modare of Ince.

Insights

Regulation

  • Magazine article aboutNew-regulations-on-medical-malpractice-claims

    New regulations on medical malpractice claims

    The UAE’s new regulation on medical liability aims to define the liability of medical professionals in greater detail, alongside the development of the process for claims for medical malpractice. Mr Barry Greenberg and Ms Emy Eckly of BSA...

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Takaful Feature

  • Magazine article aboutBright-prospects-for-general-takaful-in-Malaysia

    Bright prospects for general takaful in Malaysia

    General takaful has more room for growth with effective branding and awareness building, say Messrs Zainudin Ishak of Malaysian Re and Henner Alms of Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company, based on the latest findings in the recently published Malaysian...

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