Special Report

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    MultaQa: Motivations to merge

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    As insurance firms proliferate and regulation picks up pace, discussion at MultaQa 2011 turned to the prospects for mergers and acquisitions in the GCC region

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    MultaQa roundtable: Talking heads

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    At the annual reinsurance gathering in Qatar, company bosses met for a frank conversation about the industry’s challenges

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    MultaQa: Global influence

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    With Japan reeling from natural disasters and political upheaval spreading throughout the Middle East, MultaQa 2011 looked beyond Qatar and the GCC region

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    MultaQa: Market development

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    MultaQa 2011 opened with an invitation to firms to list their business wishes, but what prospects are there for creating a market in Qatar that can fulfil them?

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    Moving target

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The reinsurance domicile debate is raging once again. Uncertainty over US tax rules and Solvency II is causing a ‘Bermuda drift’ to European centres such as Zurich, which has prime conditions for hub status

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    Gulf of plenty

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Premium growth in the Middle East has continued to climb despite the downturn, with personal lines activity alongside mega-projects in construction, energy and engineering. As the market matures, what opportunities will it bring?

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    Catching the wind

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    With its square mile of talent and changing attitude to reform, could London – and Lloyd’s in particular – be the main beneficiary of the Solvency II era?

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    Q&A with Akshay Randeva

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The Qatar Financial Centre Authority’s director of strategy outlines the attractions of a hub-in-waiting

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    Renewable optimism

    2010-11-01T00:00:00Z

    The energy sector is established fac territory, but broadly soft rates mean canny reinsurers are focusing on offshore and renewable sectors to achieve growth

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    When the going gets soft

    2010-11-01T00:00:00Z

    The direct and facultative market is getting softer, but demand is up and capacity cutbacks should prevent a freefall. Senior insurance figures say it will take a sizable loss or a series of significant losses to turn the market