MIG News

10 I 03 I 2014

Growing demand for more sophisticated financial products and services helped drive growth in Bahrain's financial sector last year, according to the Economic Development Board (EDB) and Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), with the trend expected to continue in 2014.

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29 I 01 I 2014
Restructuring in the insurance industry in the GCC states could be undertaken with increased and greater regulatory rigour this year, following a wave of wholesale regulatory reviews, predicts the international law firm, Clyde & Co.

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29 I 01 I 2014

 

Commercial lines business in Qatar is expected to benefit from a strong pipeline of infrastructure and construction projects with an estimated value of up to $200bn over the next decade. In addition, Qatar’s economy is expected to continue to...
27 I 01 I 2014

Insurers are likely to improve their performance this year, compared to 2013, following their adoption of prudent actuarial pricing and conservative reserve provisions, according to Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.

S&P expects to see...
08 I 01 I 2014
MARKET CHALLENGES
Civil unrest
The Arab Spring, which began in 2010, continues to draw headlines, most notably in relation to the ongoing political unrest in Egypt and the growing civil war in Syria. While...
05 I 01 I 2014
More than half the respondents to the Qatar Financial Centre Authority’s (QFCA) Middle East and north Africa (Mena) reinsurance barometer believe reinsurance premium growth will outpace GDP growth.
The survey of industry representatives in the...