The aggregate profit of insurance companies listed on UAE stock exchanges fell by 12.9% to AED590.87m ($160.86m) for the first quarter of this year, compared to AED678.07m for the corresponding quarter in 2021.
Starr Insurance Companies has announced an agreement with FPG Insurance Holdings Ltd (HK) and local Thai shareholders to purchase FPG Insurance Public Company Limited (FPG Thailand), a Thai non-life insurance company, together with local Thai parties.
The top four insurance companies in Saudi Arabia, based on 2021 premium income, have reported weaker net results for the first quarter of this year, as a result of higher claims.
Insured losses arising from the Great Malaysian Flood in December 2021 could amount to approximately MYR1.5bn ($342m) to MYR2bn, according to an assessment by Malaysia Reinsurance, says Mr Zainudin Ishak, president & CEO of the reinsurer.
The IRDAI is allowing general insurers to design new and customised products for fire and allied perils related to dwellings, micro and small enterprises, in its bid to increase insurance penetration and provide a wider choice to policyholders.
Samsung Life Insurance, South Korea's top life insurer, has disclosed that its 1Q2022 net profit plunged by 72.9% due to losses in its variable life insurance business amid recent stock market volatility.
Munich-headquartered global insurer Alliianz has announced that its net income attributable to shareholders stood at EUR0.6bn ($0.62bn) for 1Q2022, down 78.1% from the corresponding quarter in 2021.
The Financial Services Council of New Zealand (FSC) in its submission on the proposed New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme (NZIIS) has called for more time and wider industry engagement to ensure that the scheme is best placed to achieve its objectives.
General insurance is becoming a commodity, says Mr Nizar Juma, chairman of Jubilee Holdings, an investment holding company primarily operating in the regional insurance sector.
Total net written premiums (NWP) increased by 8.2% to SAR34.6bn ($9.2bn) in 2021 from SAR31.99bn in 2020, according to "The Saudi Insurance Market Report 2021" released last week by the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA).