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COMMENTARY | AFRICA
Commentary: Impact on (Re)Insurance Markets Likely Limited Amid Heightened Political Tension in West Africa
While political upheaval in West Africa is unlikely to significantly affect the levels of demand for insurance, larger commercial risks will still require reinsurance.
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February 22, 2024 - 5 Pages
SPECIAL REPORT | SOUTH KOREA
Special Report: Implementation of K-ICS Continues To Pressure South Korean Insurers’ Capital Management
The more stringent risk measurement resulted in a decline in the industry’s average solvency ratio, although the magnitude of drop was smaller than initially expected.
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February 19, 2024 - 5 Pages
COMMENTARY | REINSURANCE
Commentary: Despite Heightened Risks, Casualty Reinsurance Renewals See Modest Price Changes
Recent reserve strengthening actions highlight latent risks in the form of economic and social inflation and mass torts in casualty lines.
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February 15, 2024 - 3 Pages
SPECIAL REPORT | UNITED STATES
Special Report: US Economy: Soft Landing May Experience a Bumpy Road
The economy performed well in 2023, but there are signs of a potential slowdown ahead.
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February 12, 2024 - 12 Pages
MARKET SEGMENT REPORT | MARINE
Market Segment Report: P&I Clubs: Improving Underwriting Results but Further General Increases Needed to Keep Up With Inflation
AM Best considers the level of general increases necessary for clubs to maintain the breakeven underwriting results seen in 2022/23.
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February 12, 2024 - 10 Pages
SPECIAL REPORT | REINSURANCE
Special Report: Updated Net Capital Charge Tables for ACIS/CIRT Reinsurance Transactions
Update to our semiannual ACIS/CIRT net capital charge tables
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February 06, 2024 - 9 Pages
MARKET SEGMENT REPORT | EUROPE
Market Segment Report: Cyber: Growth Potential and Pricing Environment Support Appetite Across Some European (Re)insurers
Given the high uncertainty surrounding loss potential, and concerns over accumulation, AM Best notes that there is no unified strategy for cyber insurance among Europe’s (re)insurers.
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February 06, 2024 - 4 Pages
MARKET SEGMENT REPORT | SURETY
Market Segment Report: Surety Growth and Profitability Bolstered by Public Projects
Inflationary pressures have made financing construction projects more costly, but new public and private projects have helped surety premiums continue to grow.
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February 01, 2024 - 8 Pages
MARKET SEGMENT REPORT | JAPAN
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Japan Non-Life Insurance
The outlook for the segment remains at Stable, owing to profitable underwriting and a solid capital base, amid heightened macroeconomic uncertainty.
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January 31, 2024 - 6 Pages
COMMENTARY | CHINA
Commentary: Frequently Asked Questions: AM Best’s Country Risk Evaluation of China
AM Best does not set a sovereign ceiling on an insurer’s credit ratings.
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January 24, 2024 - 5 Pages
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