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Emerging markets to power next decade’s premium growth - Swiss Re Sigma study


Swiss Re expects the emerging market share of global insurance premiums to increase by 50% in the next 10 years

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No deal for Willis Towers Watson, Aon confirms


Two of the three biggest global re/insurance brokers will not combine, at least for now, Aon has stated


Storms on the political risk horizon - Marsh study


Heightened geopolitical tensions, protectionist sentiments and trade disputes have made the world more dangerous for cross-border business, according to Marsh


Innovation in Middle East markets – a little less conversation, a little more action


Insurers in Middle East markets talk about launching new products, but not enough innovation follows, JLT Re’s Russell Walters told GR

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Takaful faces market awareness challenge: Even some people who work in it don’t know what it does

2019-02-28T11:01:00+00:00By David Benyon, Scott McGee

The Takaful and Re/Takaful sector has an image problem and general lack of awareness about what it can do, according to speakers at DWIC 2019

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Saudi, UAE health market overcrowded, dropouts expected – Fitch Ratings


Fitch says the compulsory health insurance market is overcrowded and predicts the pressures on profitability will force out weaker players

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Health warnings amid profits for UAE insurers


2018 marked a second consecutive year of bumper profits for the UAE’s insurance market, according to an AM Best report


Conoscente succeeds Peignet as Scor Global P&C CEO


The French reinsurer said Victor Peignet had decided to retire for personal reasons after 35 years with the group

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Demand hugely untapped – Willis Re’s Vickers


The insurance sector has a lot to do if it wants to close the protection gap in Middle East markets, according to James Vickers, chairman of Willis Re International