Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania

moderate winters, warm summers

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Currency: Moldavian leu (MDL)
1 EUR = 20.8895 Lei - MDL (December 31st, 2016)
1 EUR = 21.4779 Lei - MDL (December 31st, 2015)
1 EUR = 18.9966 Lei - MDL (December 31st, 2014)
1 EUR = 17.9697 Lei - MDL (December 31st, 2013)
1 EUR = 15.9967 Lei - MDL (December 31st, 2012)
1 EUR = 15.0737 Lei - MDL (December 31st, 2011)
1 EUR = 16.1045 Lei - MDL (December 31st, 2010)

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National Bank of Moldova

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VIG enters MOLDOVA through the acquisition of DONARIS GROUP

VIENNA Insurance Group (VIG) announced at the end of January that it had signed an agreement to acquire around 94% of the Moldovan insurer DONARIS Group. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals. "By entering the Moldovan market, we have expanded the VIG's network to 25 countries and gained access to one of the last blank areas on our map of Central and Eastern Europe. DONARIS provides a good platform for positioning on the insurance market in Moldova," commented Peter HAGEN, CEO of the VIG.

MOLDOVA: Insurer TRANSELIT subjected to financial recovery proceedings

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Moldova (CNPF) has approved the opening of the financial recovery proceedings for TRANSELIT insurance company. The decision was taken due to the conclusions of CNPF's control showing that the company failed to observe the legal provisions with regard to the formation of insurance reserves, the level of solvency margins and the liquidity ratio.

President of the Moldavian National Commission for Financial Markets: Bancassurance will help develop the insurance market

During the National Bancassurance Conference which took place on November 15th at Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova, over 140 representatives of the supervisors, insurers, banks and insurance brokers talked about the means to develop bancassurance, a channel still in its infancy. "The legal framework necessary for the development of bancassurance already exists. We are going through a time of reforms which aim to bring the market to international standards. Bancassurance, in the Republic of Moldova, is past its beginnings and it will bring benefits to insurers, banks and the final consumer", Artur GHERMAN, President of the Moldavian National Commission for Financial Markets (CNPF) said during the conference.

Emma TABARTA, NBM: 4 of the 14 commercial banks in the Republic of Moldova have a bancassurance license

At the moment, 4 of the 14 commercial banks in the Republic of Moldova have a bancassurance license, Emma TABARTA, Deputy Governor, National Bank of Moldova, declared during the National Bancassurance Conference, which took place in Chisinau on November 15. "In the Republic of Moldova, the bacnassurance concept is a novelty. Until 2012, this word did not even exist in the legislation, and the notion was introduced after some regulatory changes. In my opinion, the banking segment is prepared for this new activity", Emma TABARTA pointed out.

In the first 9 months of 2013, the Moldavian insurance market increased by 11%

At the end of September 2013, the gross premiums written by the 16 insurance companies activating on the Moldavian market totaled EUR 53 million, according to financial data published by the national supervisory authority, 10.9% more that the GWP reported after the third quarter of 2012. These results were influenced by a growth of more than 11% on the non-life insurance segment and a 7.6% increase of underwritings on the life segment. The insurance companies paid EUR 19.5 million in claims, 19.2% more compared to January-September 2012.

MOLDOVA 1H2013: Insurance market up by 14% in the first half year

The Moldavian insurers in 1H2013 wrote premiums worth MDL 571.5 million (EUR 35.4 million, 14% more than a year earlier, according to the preliminary financial data centralized by the National Commission for Financial Markets (NCFM). Also, the companies have paid claims totaling MDL 196.6 million (EUR 12.2 million), 5% up y-o-y.

MOLDOVA: Insurers ended the year 2012 with a business volume of EUR 70 million

For the second consecutive year, the Moldovan insurance market reported a business volume exceeding one billion MDL. Thus, GWP amounted to MDL 1.09 billion (EUR 69.9 million), an increase of over 8% compared with December 2011, as shows the preliminary data gathered by the market's supervisory authority. In European currency, the insurance market grew by over 13%, statistically helped by the Moldovan currency appreciation related to the euro.

Vladimir STIRBU: "From the 1st of February, MTPL and Green Card insurance policies will be issued online. Those with claims will pay up to two times and half more."

From the 1st February, the compulsory MTPL and Green Card insurance policies will be issued only in electronic form, according to the decision taken by the Supervisory Authorities of Moldova. Discussions for the implementation of such a system began in 2009 due to several delays provoked by technical and institutional aspects. According to Vladimir STIRBU, General Director of the Insurance Supervisory Authority of CNPF, the processing of an insurance contract in normal conditions takes about one minute. Also, those who buy the MTPL insurance policy will pay according to their risk profile which will be determined by the number of accidents they produced over the previous year.

5.3% growth y-o-y for MOLDAVIAN insurance market

The first nine months of this year marked for Moldavian insurance market, a total volume of gross written premiums of MDL 785.5 MDL (EUR 50.9 million), up 5.3% compared with January-September 2011 - according to preliminary data centralized by the National Commission of Financial Market (NCFM).

MOLDOVA: Insurers H1 combined gross profit up 23%

The combined gross profit of Moldovan insurance companies rose to 25.36 million lei (USD 2.03 million/ EUR 1.6 million euro) in the first half of 2012 from 20.63 million lei a year earlier, the country's securities commission, CNPF, said on Tuesday.

ROSGOSSTRAKH sold its share to Moldavian Insurer MOLDASIG

Russian insurance group ROSGOSSTRAKH left the insurance market of the Republic of Moldova by selling its majority share of 80% to local insurance company MOLDASIG. The deal was realized by selling the shares through stock exchange in five transactions to foreign interest companies. Total value was of MDL 194.73 million, an equivalent of EUR 12.8 million. Selling price of a single MOLDASIG share with a nominal value of MDL 100 was at MDL 410.92 according to information published by the stock exchange market of Moldova in 25th of July 2012.

MOLDOVA: 7.5% growth for the first half of 2012

The insurance market of the Republic of Moldova accounted for the first six months of 2012 to a total of MDL 501 million in underwritings, 7.5% more than the same period of 2011, as the figures recently published by the National Commission of Financial Markets (NCFM) show. In European currency, the business volume of the Moldavian insurers reached EUR 32.5 million, an increase by EUR 4.5 million compared to 1H2011. Also, paid claims by insurance companies totalized MDL 187 million (EUR 12.2 million), 8.3% more than the year before.