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ComplimentaryBriefing: Market Segment Outlook: Italy Non-Life
Our stable outlook for Italy's non-life segment reflects its ability to maintain strong technical profitability despite competitive pressures and political uncertainty.
April 23, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Italian
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Special Report: Kazakhstan’s Insurance Market – Rating Considerations
Kazakhstan’s insurance industry has developed rapidly in the three decades since the demonopolisation of the market, fuelled by a growing economy, increased consumer spending, regulatory measures such as the introduction of compulsory lines of business, and tax incentives.
April 19, 2018 - 8 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Interest Rates – The Long Wait. How Will European Insurers React to Uncertain Economic Conditions?
(Re)insurance companies operating in both the UK and mainland Europe have benefitted from investment gains as they increased their equity exposures, but should be vigilant of the changing economic cycle and appropriately manage interest rate risk.
April 18, 2018 - 7 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: Market Segment Outlook: Germany Non-Life
Our stable outlook for Germany's non-life segment reflects the country's robust economy as well as the segment's profitability, which is bolstered by generally strong balance sheets, good underwriting discipline, and sustainable rate adjustments.
April 17, 2018- 4 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   German
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Special Report: Quick Look: US P/C GAAP Earnings Review – Year-end 2017
The financial performance of P/C companies generally deteriorated in 2017, owing to numerous natural catastrophe events; commercial auto, especially trucking, remains one of the worst performing lines.
April 13, 2018 - 5 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Quick Look: US L/A GAAP Earnings Review – Year-end 2017
Revenue was up overall, as was premium revenue for most companies, in 2017, and balance sheets remain strong.
April 13, 2018 - 5 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Quick Look: US Health GAAP Earnings Review – Year-end 2017
The 2017 financial results for the eight US publicly traded health insurers were generally favorable.
April 13, 2018 - 6 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: Volatile Operating Environment and Tighter Regulation Challenge Russian Insurers
The Russian insurance market continues to face challenges, and given the competitive market, profitable growth opportunities are likely to continue to be limited.
April 13, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Russian
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Special Report: Insurers Adjust to Changing Terrorism Risk Landscape
TRIPRA's approaching expiration and the changing nature of terrorism highlight the importance of managing risk for insurers.
April 12, 2018 - 8 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Enterprise Risk Management: Behind the Scenes, But at the Fore
Insurers need to continually refine and enhance their ERM programs to keep up with accelerating changes in technology and globalization, among other factors.
April 12, 2018 - 6 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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