ALBANIA: Over 15,000 new businesses registered in 2016

There are about 15,600 businesses registered for the first time in Albania's fiscal administration during 2016, the data published by the General Taxation Directorate showed Thursday. Read the full story

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The Albanian insurance market reached over ALL 10.8 billion (EUR 78.6 milion) for the period January - September 2016, or 7.2% more y-o-y, according to the quarterly market statistics published by AFSA - Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority. During the analysed period, the number of issued insurance contracts reached 808,881 showing a decrease of 0.4% y-o-y. The total of paid claims was about ALL 2.9 million or 27.8% more, compared to the period 3Q 2015.


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The Albanian insurance market reached GWP of over ALL 2,939 million (EUR 21.2 million) for the period January-March 2016, or 2.70% less y-o-y. During the analysed period, the number of issued insurance contracts reached 222,422 showing a decrease of 1.29% y-o-y.



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Central and Eastern Europe insurance markets are an important source of business for Lloyds, total premium income from this region increasing by EUR 64 million since 2010, pointed out the Lloyd's representative in a seminar dedicated to CEE insurance markets: "We are seeing strong growth from Czech Rep, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. At the same time are some contractions from Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary due to challenging trading conditions as political implications and other sanctions".


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