The Tunisian Insurance and Reinsurance Company (STAR), the biggest insurer in Tunisia based on revenue, has announced a net profit for the financial year ended 31 December 2022 of TND31.9m ($10.2m) against TND21.1 in 2021.
In 2022, the insurance industry's health insurance premium income reached CNY865.3bn, a year-on-year increase of 2.4%, and the growth rate, which has been sliding, is predicted to fall further. At the same time, the premium growth rates of the health insurance business of life insurance companies and property insurance companies are markedly different.
The premium income of the mainland Chinese insurance industry stood at CNY1.02tn ($149bn) in the first month of this year, representing a year-on-year increase of 3.8%, according to statistics released by the CBIRC on 21 March.
The Life Insurance Department of the CBIRC is reported to have held a forum with the Insurance Association of China and representatives of more than 20 insurance companies to discuss liability costs and asset-liability management in the life insurance industry.
ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance, China's first Internet-based insurance company, fell back into red ink in 2022, reporting a net loss attributable to owners of the parent company of CNY1.36bn ($199m).
Saudi Reinsurance Company (Saudi Re) has posted net profits before zakat of SAR56.74m ($15.10m) in 2022, an annual increase of 6.43% compared to 2021.
Bahrain National Holding Company (BNH) intends to acquire one or more takaful companies, to diversify the group's business, according to Mr Farooq Yusuf Almoayyed, chairman of the company.
Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China's net profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company amounted to CNY83.8bn ($12.1bn) in 2022, dropping by CNY17.8bn or 17.6% year on year, according to the Group's audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2022 released on 15 March.
Five major A-share listed insurance groups have reported a cumulative combined premium income of CNY757.7bn ($109.8bn) for the first two months of this year, representing an increase of 3.1% over the corresponding period in 2022.
Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China (Ping An P&C) delivered a five-year average return on equity of 18.6% from 2017 to 2021, during which the company consistently demonstrated better-than-average underwriting profitability, with an average combined ratio of 97.4%, notes AM Best.