Magazine

Feb 2020

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For a better future

MARKET PROFILE - Palestine

The insurance industry in Palestine has been registering notable progress and growing steadily, thereby fortifying its position in offering proper protection to businesses and individuals in a state which faces serious socio-political challenges.
 


The long road to gender equality

COVER STORY - Diversity & Inclusion

Although the different components of the diversity & inclusion agenda deserve a closer look, the issue of gender parity in the workplace still takes centre stage as the insurance sector is slowly moving the needle in this area.

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Keep the merging momentum going

FEATURE - M&A

In the face of a challenging operating environment and tougher prudential regulations, more GCC insurers – especially the smaller players with weaker balance sheets – will have no choice but to take the M&A route.

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Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    The Dubai World Insurance Congress (DWIC) brings the region alive in February. In its four-year run, it has quickly become a high-profile global event presenting the MENA region to the world.

Interview

  • Magazine article aboutHarnessing-data-to-optimise-value

    Harnessing data to optimise value

    Data analytics has improved the way insurers interact with and drive value for clients, but the industry needs to be judicious in its consumption of data to avoid ‘paralysis by analysis’, says MetLife Gulf head of data analytics Michael...

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Cover Story

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Magazine article aboutThe-long-road-to-gender-equality

    The long road to gender equality

    Although the different components of the diversity & inclusion agenda deserve a closer look, the issue of gender parity in the workplace still takes centre stage as the insurance sector is slowly moving the needle in this area.

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  • Building diversity from the ground up

    Focusing on making a difference at the grassroots level and teaming up with social enterprises are effective ways for smaller companies in the industry to promote and publicise their diversity and inclusion efforts, says Ms Aaida Abu Jaber of...

Market Profile

Palestine

  • Magazine article aboutFor-a-better-future

    For a better future

    The insurance industry in Palestine has been registering notable progress and growing steadily, thereby fortifying its position in offering proper protection to businesses and individuals in a state which faces serious socio-political challenges.

  • A roadmap for growth

    The Insurance Directorate in Palestine is working hard to create a sound business environment for insurers to grow, says its director Amjad Jaddou.

  • Growing despite challenges

    Insurers in Palestine are committed to embracing international best practices to sustain the quality of services they offer as they recognise the key role they play in serving the national economy, says Palestine Insurance Federation (PIF) chairman...

Market spotlight

UAE

  • Magazine article aboutThe-times-they-are-a-changin-

    The times they are a-changin'

    The UAE insurance regulatory landscape is expected to witness a wave of change this year, including the potential of a consolidated financial services regulator, says Mr Peter Hodgins of Clyde & Co.

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Feature

M&A

  • Magazine article aboutKeep-the-merging-momentum-going

    Keep the merging momentum going

    In the face of a challenging operating environment and tougher prudential regulations, more GCC insurers – especially the smaller players with weaker balance sheets – will have no choice but to take the M&A route.

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Strategic Management

Takaful Feature

  • Magazine article aboutBridging-the-gap-in-trade-credit-solutions

    Bridging the gap in trade credit solutions

    With trade credit insurance gaining momentum in the UAE, a shariah-compliant variant could be a boon to the financial ecosystem of the Emirates as it aspires to become the hub of the global Islamic financial industry, says Mr Zishan Iqbal of Etihad...

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News

MENA

Events

  • GlobeMed launches scholarship fund

    GlobeMed signed an MoU with the Higher Institute of Public Health (ISSP) of Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ) at a ceremony in January where it also announced the establishment of the GlobeMed Scholarship Fund.

Diary

People on the move