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PZU President Pawel SUROWKA has resigned

On March 12, 2020, PZU announced the resignation of Pawel SUROWKA, President of PZU Group. During his leadership, PZU Group's net profit doubled, ROE increased by 40%, while the premiums written went up 20%.

IGI Receives Provisional NAIC Approval to Write U.S. E&S Business

International General Insurance Holdings Limited ("IGI" or the "Company") today announced that its Bermuda subsidiary, International General Insurance Company Ltd. ("IGI Bermuda"), has been granted provisional approval by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to begin writing U.S. excess and surplus ("E&S") lines business effective April 1, 2020, pending execution of the IGI Bermuda U.S. E&S lines trust agreement which is currently in progress.

IIF2020 conferences in Vienna postponed for November

The two conferences scheduled for April 6/7 in Vienna by the 2020 edition of IIF International Insurance Forum were postponed for November 9/10. Registered attendees are kindly required to confirm their participation for the new dates.

UZBEKISTAN: ASIA INSURANCE - 15 years on the non-life insurance market

Development and strengthening of the insurance market's position in Uzbekistan is supported by factors such as adoption of the state program for the insurance market development for the next 5 years, entering of new market participants as well as creation of the Agency on the insurance development. Besides, high market potential benefits from the fact that Uzbekistan has the fastest growing economy in Central Asia.

RUSSIA: agroinsurance became one of the fastest growing market segments in 2019

Last year, agroinsurance premiums reached RUB 5.6 billion (~EUR 80.72 million). According to Korney BIJDOV, President, National Association of Agricultural Insurers (NAAI), "agroinsurance turned out to be one of the fastest growing segments of the insurance market in Russia, showing a 51% y-o-y increase", ASN reports.

AZERBAIJAN: PASHA Insurance saw record growth in January

In January 2020, the GWP of the leading non-life insurer of Azerbaijan, PASHA Insurance, amounted to almost half of the total market's GWP, reaching AZN 56.6 million (~USD 33.3 million), which is at the same time AZN 10.1 million (USD 5.9 million) more than the insurer's GWP a year ago, Trend reports based on the data of the Central Bank.