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Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Japan Non-Life Insurance
Our outlook is Stable, underpinned by improving underwriting profitability despite the pandemic environment, and robust risk-adjusted capitalization.
July 21, 2021 - 4 Pages     Access Report        
Commentary: German Insurers Well-Positioned to Respond to Natural Catastrophes in 2021
Windstorm and hail events account for the majority of insured weather-related claims.
July 21, 2021 - 4 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Price Competition Inhibits Growth Potential of Kenya’s Insurance Market
The implementation of the long-awaited risk-based capital regime will represent a notable step forward for Kenya’s insurers.
July 15, 2021 - 10 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: Impact of ESG Factors on AM Best’s Rating Actions
From April 2020 to March 2021, 13% of our rating actions were driven primarily by ESG factors.
July 13, 2021 - 6 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Mexico Insurance
Mexican insurance industry outlook holds at Negative as pandemic concerns remain.
July 13, 2021 - 4 Pages     Access Report       Translation Available   Spanish
Market Segment Report: As Government Backstops End, Trade Credit Insurers Are Well-Prepared
Trade credit insurers have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic much better than expected, helped by unprecedented government support for the economy.
July 12, 2021 - 4 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: Weather Conditions Portend Another Destructive Year of Wildfire Losses
Eight of the ten costliest US wildland fires have occurred between 2017 and 2020.
July 09, 2021 - 8 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: Insurance Companies Remain Prime Targets for Private Equity
The annuity insurers’ business model is particularly attractive to private equity firms.
July 01, 2021 - 15 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: Cannabis Market Growth Expected but Federal Laws Remain a Roadblock
States are reducing barriers to cannabis market entry, but Congress remains divided.
June 30, 2021 - 6 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Japan Life Insurance
The pandemic continues to exert negative influence over life insurers economically and socially.
June 28, 2021 - 4 Pages     Access Report        
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