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Special Report: Severe Test for the Municipal Bond Market
Insurers’ significant muni bond holdings are manageable, but COVID-19 poses a considerable challenge for the municipal bond market.
June 04, 2020 - 7 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Gulf Cooperation Council
In an already fiercely competitive market, the reduction of insurable risk and consumer demand will exacerbate pricing pressure in the GCC.
June 04, 2020- 7 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Spain Non-Life
Insurers’ premiums are expected to decline due to tough economic conditions.
June 02, 2020- 5 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Spanish
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Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Spain Life
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to negatively affect the profitability and solvency metrics of Spain’s life insurers.
June 02, 2020- 5 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Spanish
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Market Segment Report: COVID-19 Throws Spotlight on London Market Modernisation
The COVID-19 pandemic might even accelerate some long-awaited changes to the way London Market business is transacted.
June 02, 2020- 5 Pages   Access Report     
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Commentary: COVID-19 Impact on Health Insurance Companies Smaller Than Expected
COVID-19 side effects: delayed surgeries and routine care; lower utilization for insurers.
May 27, 2020- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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Special Report: First Look: 3-Month 2020 Property/Casualty Financial Results
The impact of COVID-19 was limited in the first quarter reporting period.
May 26, 2020 - 6 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Kazakhstan’s Insurance Market Grapples with Uncertainties
The projected contraction in Kazakhstan’s GDP growth will have implications for premium volumes, particularly for commercial lines.
May 26, 2020- 7 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Russian
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Special Report: Mortgage Reinsurance and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Reinsurers brace for pandemic-fueled spate of mortgage losses.
May 21, 2020 - 10 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: US Insurers Continue to Reduce Hedge Fund Exposures
The rated insurers continue to adjust their investment strategies and to cut back on their hedge fund holdings overall.
May 20, 2020 - 7 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
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