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Nov 2019

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Time to re-examine strategies

COUNTRY PROFILE - United Arab Emirates

Growth has decelerated in the UAE insurance sector in 2018 for the first time in 10 years, which should prompt players to revisit their business strategies, avoid harmful competition and expand their offerings in new areas, especially life and savings, to ensure sustainable growth.
 


The upside of digital disruption

COVER STORY - InsurTech

The insurance industry has long been characterised as conservative when it comes to innovation, but the disruptive forces threatening traditional business models are pressuring players for a transformational response in order for them to remain...

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Tech-based threats the new emerging risks for energy companies

FEATURE - Energy

The energy sector remains a key target for terrorism and political violence. The recent drone attack on Saudi oil facilities has raised important questions for energy operators and insurers regarding identifying and mitigating potential future risks...

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Featured Articles


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  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    It’s November! And the times are hard, says everyone. It is the time of global economic turmoil. It is the time of political tensions with pressures and in-fighting. It seems the worst of times with cold war dynamics and fake news...

Cover Story

InsurTech

  • Magazine article aboutDisruption-in-full-swing

    Disruption in full swing

    The level of disruption is rising globally. And after six years of being classified as ‘vulnerable’, the insurance sector has moved into the ‘volatile’ quadrant where it can no longer afford to take the wait-and-see approach...

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  • The upside of digital disruption

    The insurance industry has long been characterised as conservative when it comes to innovation, but the disruptive forces threatening traditional business models are pressuring players for a transformational response in order for them to remain...

  • Growing takaful with InsurTech

    InsurTech can and will help in the promotion, standardisation and harmonisation of takaful products, as well as their broader integration with existing Islamic finance mechanisms. Partnerships, collaboration and ecosystems need to remain in focus...

Interview

  • Magazine article aboutFit-for-the-future

    Fit for the future

    The rise of emerging technologies offers insurers the opportunity to transform the way they do business and engage with customers and partners. MetLife is building and scaling its core technological capabilities and taking them global in its effort...

Country Profile

United Arab Emirates

Feature

Energy

Broking

Insights

Reinsurance

News

MENA

People on the move

Diary

Takaful

Events

Conference Report

  • Magazine article aboutBetter-cooperation-paves-the-way-for-further-growth

    Better cooperation paves the way for further growth

    The emphasis on cooperation was the common thread that ran throughout the Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers & Reinsurers (FAIR) Conference held in Marrakech on 23 to 25 September, where industry players discussed top concerns such as developing...

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  • Regulations for a better marketplace

    Dealing with regulatory challenges is a priority for (re)insurers in Africa in order for the industry to achieve sustainable growth and flourish, said speakers at the 24th African Reinsurance Forum held in Tunis in September.

Market spotlight

Oman

  • Magazine article aboutNew-regulations-promise-better-prospects

    New regulations promise better prospects

    Mr Murtadha M J Ibrahim Al Jamalani of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) discusses the status of the insurance sector in the sultanate and explains why there remains much to be done so that players can further benefit from potential...

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