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Market Segment Report: Economic Growth and Specialization Bolstering Inland Marine Expansion
The US inland marine segment—one of the P/C industry’s most profitable segments—continues to expand, as it benefits from the ongoing growth in both construction and transportation.
May 17, 2019 - 8 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryCommentary: Minimal Insurance Losses Expected from Panama Earthquake
Thus far, few people have been hurt, and physical damages have been limited. We expect only marginal impacts on results, owing to reinsurance and conservative catastrophe retention.
May 17, 2019- 2 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Spanish
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Complimentary Market Segment Report: Japan Non-Life Insurers Focus on Profitability
The Japan non-life insurers' capitalization remains robust, but an intensified focus on profitability will help rebuild catastrophe reserves and help them cope with rising reinsurance costs.
May 16, 2019- 5 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Growth Opportunities Abound in Hong Kong’s Health Insurance Market
Growth opportunities for Hong Kong's health insurers are significant, but they will need to overcome profitability challenges to reap the benefits.
May 15, 2019- 6 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Asia-Pacific Captive Domiciles Poised for Growth
Expanding captive insurance legislation in a number of jurisdictions is setting the stage for thriving captive markets in Asia.
May 14, 2019- 5 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryCommentary: TRIPRA Expiration Raises Potential for Rating Downgrades for P/C Insurers
AM Best will evaluate insurers’ contingency plans in place for the potential loss of the federal backstop.
May 10, 2019- 2 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Guatemala Insurance
Guatemala’s insurance industry has been consistently profitable and continues to strengthen its capital base.
May 08, 2019- 3 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Spanish
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Colombia Insurance
Our outlook for Colombia’s insurance industry is Stable, given room for growth in a favorable economic climate.
May 07, 2019- 4 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Spanish
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Mexico: Three Years Since Solvency II
Mexico’s insurance market has benefited from the Solvency II framework and offers significant growth opportunities.
May 06, 2019- 4 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Spanish
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Market Segment Report: MPL Industry Results Improved in 2018 But Challenges Remain
MPL writers pressured by shrinking demand, prolonged soft market conditions, and diminishing reserve redundancies.
May 06, 2019 - 23 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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