The Hong Kong insurance industry saw a 7% decrease in total gross premiums to HK$147.2bn ($18.8bn) in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022, according to provisional statistics released by the Insurance Authority (IA)
The insurance sector in Cambodia saw total premiums increase by 5.5% to $96m in the first quarter of this year compared to the corresponding quarter in 2022, according to the Insurance Association of Cambodia (IAC).
Qatar Islamic Insurance Group's (QIIG) ability to generate strong operating returns is demonstrated by its five-year weighted average return-on-equity ratio of 13.8% (2018-2022), says AM Best.
State-controlled LIC, India's biggest insurer, has posted an increase in consolidated net profit after tax of 7.7 times for the financial year ended 31 March 2023 (FY2023). The net result reached nearly INR360bn ($4.4bn).
Oman Reinsurance's financial performance and earnings are good, says Fitch Ratings.
The management of Orient Insurance, the largest and most profitable listed insurer in the UAE, took strategic steps over the past 12 months to improve the average asset quality of its investment portfolio by shifting a significant amount of fixed deposits from lower-rated or unrated banks to higher-rated banks, S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has pointed out. As of first-quarter 2023, about 86% of investments were in investment-grade entities compared with only 19% at year-end 2021.
The earnings of Malaysia's local insurance and takaful sector are expected to stage some recovery this year amid volatility in the global financial markets, according to RAM Rating Services (RAM Ratings).
One of the UAE's biggest insurer, Sukoon (formerly called Oman Insurance Company) has a track record of strong operating performance, notes AM Best.
GIC Re's financial results are summarised below:
The prospective operating results of Qatar General Insurance & Reinsurance Company (QGIRC) are expected to be supported by the company's increased focus on selective underwriting, along with steady commission income, says AM Best.