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  • MENA: Arab insurance regulators meet to discuss industry challenges

    Challenges faced by the insurance sector in the MENA region occupied the agenda at the 4th Conference of the Federation of Arab Insurance Supervisors (AUIRC) in Marrakech that was organised by Morocco's Insurance and Social Insurance Supervisory Authority (ACAPS).

    Middle East | 09 Dec 2019
  • Middle East: GAIF aims to raise technical standards

    The General Arab Insurance Federation (GAIF) is working on improving technical standards among its members, according to Mr Chakib Abouzaid, the secretary general of the organisation.

    Middle East | 18 Nov 2019
  • Lebanon: Chedid Re strengthens North Africa operations

    Beirut headquartered Chedid Re has appointed insurance stalwart Lazhar Charfeddine as its new general manager for Chedid Re in Morocco, from where the 30+ year industry veteran will oversee the company's rapidly growing portfolio in North and West Africa.

    Middle East | 04 Nov 2019
  • Egypt: Regulator gives green light to regional sustainable finance centre

    Egypt's Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) has approved the establishment of the Regional Centre for Sustainable Finance to accelerate the shift to a sustainable and green economy.

    Middle East | 16 Oct 2019
  • MENA: Region's reinsurance market has lower level of underwriting returns

    The MENA reinsurance market is slightly behind the global average in terms of the combined ratio, and therefore, has a lower level of underwriting returns, says Mr Salman Siddiqui, director of analytics at AM Best.

    Middle East | 06 Oct 2019
  • MENA: Reinsurers shift portfolios to less volatile segments

    Reinsurers in the Middle East and North African region are looking to alter their portfolios in favour of new or less volatile segments, and seeking to diversify their revenue streams, states AM Best.

    Middle East | 01 Oct 2019
  • MENA: GAIF works on electronic links for cross border motor insurance

    The General Arab Insurance Federation (GAIF) is working on setting up electronic links for its Orange Card motor insurance facility, to smoothen vehicle travel between Arab states, Mr Chakib Abouzaid, secretary general of the federation has said.

    Middle East | 01 Oct 2019
  • Regulatory convergence necessary for sector to achieve growth potential: FAIR

    Economies in the region are starting to show signs of real growth on the back of recovering global commodity prices and insurers are looking for new ways to take advantage of the renewed economic growth and the opportunities arising from it, said FAIR secretary general Dr Adel Mounir during the opening ceremony of the 26th Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers & Reinsurers (FAIR) conference in Marrakech yesterday.

    Middle East | 24 Sep 2019
  • MENA: Growth of cities needs to be disaster-proofed

    Natural disasters - such as flood, extreme heat and drought-in MENA countries have affected 40m people over the last 30 years, aggravated by a number of factors including the rise in population density.

    Middle East | 15 Sep 2019
  • MENA: Health insurers looking at value based pricing

    Affordability and value-based pricing are driving innovative payment schemes in the regional healthcare insurance sector, as governments in MENA introduce mandatory health insurance and encourage funding from the private sector.

    Middle East | 12 Sep 2019