BELARUS: GWP y-o-y growth for January-July exceeded 15%
For the period of January-July 2018 Belarusian insurers generated BYN 705.2 million* of GWP (direct insurance and co-insurance). Annual growth of premiums (compared to the same period in 2017) amounted to 15.2%, as reported by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic.
STATISTICS: BELARUS, 1H 2018 result: life paid claims saw significantly rapid growth y-o-y by 107.17%
In the first half year GWP of Belarusian insurers amounted to BYN 607.18 million (EUR 262.37 million), 15.68% more than a year ago. At that non-life segment, accounting for over 90% of the market, grew by 15.89%, according to the Ministry of Finance.
BELARUS: FITCH Ratings confirmed sovereign credit rating of Belarus at B level with stable forecast
The Rating agency FITCH Ratings on July 20, 2018 confirmed long-term and short-term sovereign credit ratings of Belarus on foreign and local currency obligations at the B level with stable forecast.
BELARUS: 5 months' result demonstrated 16.6% market growth
Belarusian insurance market bottom-lined 5 months' result show this year GWP amounted to BYN 508.8 million* and the growth rate, compared to the same period last year, amounted to 16.6%, informed the Ministry of Finance of the Republic on its official website.
BELARUS: insurance market's growth during 4 months this year totaled 18.9%
Belarusian insurance market during January-April 2018 increased by 18.9% compared to the same period a year ago. During the first four months local insurers generated BYN 402.2 million*, said the Ministry of Finance of Belarus.
BELARUS: Belarusian insurance market is expecting liberalization and changes
The planned changes in the local insurance sector will affect life insurance. Besides, the market is expecting liberalization, correction of working conditions and development of online insurance, said the Head of the insurance supervisory main department at the Ministry of Finance of Belarus - Sergey OSENKO during his interview for BELTA (Belarusian information agency).
Belarus: FITCH expects Belarusian insurance sector to remain under the state-owned companies' dominance
State-owned companies will continue to dominate the insurance market of Belarus in the medium term, the latest FITCH Ratings' report states.
STATISTICS: Belarus 1Q2018: y-o-y GWP growth rate of 18%, voluntary classes are increasing
During Q1 2018 GWP of Belarusian insurers from direct insurance and co-insurance amounted to BYN 299.6 million. GWP growth rate for the first 3 months compared to the same period a year ago was 18%.
BELARUS, 1Q2018: GWP increase by 18% y-o-y
In 1Q2018 Belarusian insurers generated GWP of direct insurance and co-insurance in the amount of BYN 299.6 million (~EUR 125 million), which is 18% more than a year before, - informed the Ministry of Finance of the Republic.
One of the oldest Belarusian insurers B&B Insurance went out of business
The Ministry of Finance of Belarus on April 11 revoked a license of the Open Joint-Stock Insurance Company B&B Insurance Co. The insurer's license was earlier suspended in December of 2017.
ON THE MOVE
MILLI Re announced new Manager appointment
Turkish reinsurer MILLI Re stated that Gokhan AKTAS has been appointed to the position of Manager of Foreign Inward Business on 01 September 2018.
Catherine DUFFY to Join AIG as Country Manager of Bermuda
American International Group - AIG announced that Catherine DUFFY will join the company's General Insurance business as Country Manager of Bermuda, at a date to be determined.
LIVE: 1st National Reinsurers Summit in Moscow: focus on global cooperation
Today has started in Moscow the 1st National Reinsurers Summit "National Reinsurers: Focus on global cooperation". Organized by the Russian National Reinsurance Company (RNRC) with the support of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the conference has the xprimm.com insurance portal as Media Partner.
The challenges associated with digitization in the insurance sector discussed at the "Insurance in the Digital Future" Conference, in Ljubljana
On September 13, 2018, the Insurance Supervision Agency of Ljubljana organized its 4th conference on insurance. The subject of the event was Insurance in the Digital Future. Visit the event's web page to see the conference materials and photo gallery.
LIVE from Monte Carlo: The 62nd edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre"
The 62nd edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre", the annual traditional meeting of reinsurers starts Sunday in Monte Carlo. XPRIMM Publications covering the CEE, SEE and CIS insurance markets are available at the XPRIMM stand in Fairmont Hotel, as well as at the most important venues in Monte Carlo.
Munich Re: aggregation risk of cyber insurance is 'the elephant in the room'
Only 5% of cyber losses are insured, estimates Christian Fuhrmann, chief executive of global clients/North America, Munich Re. Very complex by nature and continuously changing, cyber insurance is one of the biggest challenges for insurers, he said.
AXA obtained approvals for XL acquisition. Last day of independence for XL Group
AXA announced today that it has obtained all regulatory approvals required to complete the proposed acquisition of XL Group previously announced on March 5, 2018. The acquisition is expected to close on September 12, 2018, pending the satisfaction of the remaining customary closing conditions.
FY2017 XPRIMM Property and Motor insurance reports to be launched in Monte Carlo
The latest editions of the XPRIMM Motor Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report will be launched in Monte Carlo, at the 62th edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre," one of the most important international events dedicated to insurers, reinsurers, brokers, and reinsurance consultants.
Hannover Re: broadly diversified reinsurers with expertise and a very good rating will benefit from the current state of the market
Hannover Re expects to see stability in prices and conditions overall for the treaty renewals as at 1 January 2019 and promising opportunities for next year arising from digitalization, increased demand for coverage of cyber risks, as well as from various openings in the Asian growth markets.
Willis Re - Market still soft, but functional
Despite the high losses from 2017 the reinsurance market is still soft, James KENT, Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Willis Re stated at a press briefing in Monte Carlo.