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Jul 2019

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Still thriving despite losing some of its shine

COUNTRY PROFILE - Bahrain

Bahrain’s insurance market continues to thrive and remains the domicile of choice for a number of foreign operations despite being hampered by the lack of innovation and slightly antiquated regulations, says Mr Salman Siddiqui of AM Best.
 


Choppy seas or smooth sailing ahead?

COVER STORY - Marine

While shipping losses in 2018 have declined to the lowest total in this century, political risk is a growing threat to the maritime industry amid rising tensions.

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Is Dubai's regional hub status at risk?

FEATURE - Financial Hubs

For the first time in DIFC’s 15-year history, morere/insurance entities are leaving the centre than moving in, raising questions about its attractiveness and also serving as a wakeup call for the regulator to evaluate its existing business...


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    The buzz of Eid is over. The 46th Conference and Annual Assembly of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) – where Middle East Insurance Review was the official media partner – is over. And now the long summer beckons with so much hope...

Cover Story

Marine

  • Magazine article aboutChoppy-seas-or-smooth-sailing-ahead-

    Choppy seas or smooth sailing ahead?

    While shipping losses in 2018 have declined to the lowest total in this century, political risk is a growing threat to the maritime industry amid rising tensions.

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  • Cargo integrity: A unified approach

    TT Club, along with others in the cargo handling and container transport industry, is spearheading a campaign to raise awareness of safety risk in the global supply chain. Mr Julien Horn of TTMS (Gulf), the Middle East network partner of TT Club,...

Country Profile

Bahrain

  • Magazine article aboutStill-thriving-despite-losing-some-of-its-shine

    Still thriving despite losing some of its shine

    Bahrain’s insurance market continues to thrive and remains the domicile of choice for a number of foreign operations despite being hampered by the lack of innovation and slightly antiquated regulations, says Mr Salman Siddiqui of AM Best.

  • Room for growth for family takaful operators

    Family takaful operators in Bahrain should focus on generating economies of scale to ensure effective delivery of their products and services, says Mr Nader Al Mandeel of Medgulf Takaful.

  • Handing over the reins

    Hannover ReTakaful managing director Mahomed Akoob reminisces about the development and milestones of the takaful and retakaful sector in Bahrain to mark his swansong after helming the company for over a decade.

Insights

Investment

News

MENA

People on the move

Diary

Takaful Feature

  • Magazine article aboutLondon-ready-willing-and-open-for-business

    London ready, willing and open for business

    The London market has the necessary financial, regulatory and legal expertise to develop into a thriving hub for takaful. But the industry needs to step up its effort to communicate the availability of the capacity and its ability to match...

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Book Review

  • Health microinsurance: The state of the art

    “Healthcare for all at affordable prices” – this slogan could have been the subtitle of David M Dror’s most recent book ‘Financing Micro Health Insurance - Theory, Methods, and Evidence’, as its message paves the...

Feature

Financial Hubs

  • Magazine article aboutIs-Dubai-s-regional-hub-status-at-risk-

    Is Dubai's regional hub status at risk?

    For the first time in DIFC’s 15-year history, morere/insurance entities are leaving the centre than moving in, raising questions about its attractiveness and also serving as a wakeup call for the regulator to evaluate its existing business...

Aviation

  • Prepare for take-off

    After a decade of navigating tough market conditions, the aviation insurance and reinsurance industry is expected to return to a positive cycle as premium rates head north, says Mr Lorenzo Signor of Oman Insurance Company.

Fraud

Interview

  • Magazine article aboutAfrica-s-reinsurance-potential-a-big-draw

    Africa's reinsurance potential a big draw

    AIG MEA regional president Steven Barnett outlines the company’s plans to expand its footprint in Africa, seeking out opportunities amidst the projected growth and development of the continent.

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  • Scale for competitive advantage

    Consolidation in the increasingly competitive medical insurance market is essential to curtail rising healthcare costs, says Neuron CEO & board member Umair Nizami.

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