Category Archives: Middle East Insurance

From Breakneck Growth to Profitability: Insurance in the Middle East

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The Virgins and the Oil Lamps

Thinking the Unthinkable? In 2011, according to Munich Re, the insurance industry paid over US$ 100 billion in natural catastrophes and extreme events. It was not much earlier (2005) that a similar amount was paid out for similar claims. 2011 … Continue reading

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M.E. Insurance after the Crisis

With the crisis behind us – at least in the Middle East – there is renewed optimism in the region particularly with the expectations of such events as the World Cup (Qatar), the Expo 2020 (Dubai) and the generally constantly buoyant … Continue reading

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The Applicability of EU Insurance Regulations to the MENA Region

This is an essay published in two parts in a regional insurance journal. Although this is a 2008 Essay the historical analysis of the parallel political and economic development of two distinct markets (EU and MENA) is all very relevant. … Continue reading

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PPI: Parallel Prognosis? (UK – UAE Bancassurance Markets)

Setting the Scene In July Reuters reported that the UK Financial Ombudsman has started to see a decline in the number of grievances it was receiving in relation to payment protection insurance policies. This does not mean that cases have … Continue reading

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2013 UAE Insurance Outlook: White Lies | Black Lies | Statistics

Introduction Insurance Insight’s news-piece dated May 8th entitled, “UAE Insurance Sector Expected to Grow in 2013” proved interesting to read for a number of reasons. Firstly, as an insurance practitioner active in the region since the 1990s and having experienced the … Continue reading

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Is the client always right?

http://www.insuranceinsight.com/insurance-insight/blog-post/2260973/blog-is-the-client-always-right Emulating Heath Barely three months into my new job, I totally immersed myself in the challenges that it has to offer and I am enjoying every step of the journey with the customary “bring it on” attitude to life. … Continue reading

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