Insurance industry in the Middle East and North Africa primed for growth

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The Zurich Insurance Group report has shown that the sector in these regions is ready to expand. According to a new report from Zurich, the insurance industry is ready for a considerable amount of growth in both the Middle East and North Africa, and this could lead to a significant level of economic growth in those regions. At the same time, it noted that while there is growth potential, there remain several challenges in the way. The insurance industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region currently has…

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Insurance industry potential identified in African markets

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Some marketplaces within the continent are being seen as having considerable growth potential. The current instability in the global economy and the political risks that are still obvious as barriers in the African markets, however, the insurance industry is now discovering that the region also holds a number of potential growth opportunities that have been primarily untapped. This, according to a recent report that has been issued by A.M. Best, the rating agency. The A.M. Best insurance industry report indicated that “Given anticipated development of gross domestic product (GDP) in…

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Thai floods to impact worldwide insurance prices, says Aon

Insurance prices around the world are set to rise in the wake of the devastating floods in Thailand, according to Aon Benfield, a risk assessment firm. The Thai floods are yet another catastrophic event that has occurred in 2011. Paired with rampaging storms in the U.S. and a horrific earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the floods have done major financial damage to the worldwide insurance industry. Estimates regarding the damage done to properties from the flooding in Thailand hovers around $10 billion, but these estimates only factor in the damage…

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Life Insurance Awareness Month: LIFE Foundation may have trouble convincing consumers life insurance is worthwhile

September is Life Insurance Awareness month and many insurers have been launching campaigns to attract new clients. Many people often put life insurance in the back of their mind because the issue of death is both sensitive and uncomfortable. Because of the unsettling nature of the subject, a great number of people go without life insurance, justifying their decision with the intention of getting coverage in their latter years. Accidents, however, are unpredictable and life itself is notoriously fickle. Given that life can come to a sudden, unavoidable halt at…

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Post 9/11 insurance industry is vastly different, says report

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks which brought down New York City’s World Trade Center. Since the attack, the political landscape has changed dramatically, a shift that has been mimicked throughout society as terrorism more people became aware of terrorism. Many things changed in the wake of 9/11, and while many of these changes resided within the boundaries of the nation, the entirety of the world’s insurance industry underwent a drastic shift. The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I) has been studying the changes in the worldwide…

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