Bahrain a "gateway" to Gulf region

A failure to aggressively market itself has hindered Bahrain’s growth as a global insurance sector, according to Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, head of the country’s economic development board.

Middle Eastern Promise

Last week I undertook the first leg of my eating tour of the Middle East, or as I sold it to my employers, “covering the Middle East Insurance Forum in Bahrain”.

Bahrain sees 9% jump in premiums in Q3 2012

The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that the local insurance market posted growth during the third quarter of 2012, with gross premiums increasing by 9% over the same period of 2011 to register BD184.11m (£307.85m) by the end of September 2012.

RSA opens Dubai office

RSA has been granted permission to operate in the Dubai International Financial Centre, starting on 18 November.

Psychopathy versus governance

Having recently relocated from Qatar back to Dubai I had the unenviable task of sorting through the various insurance and risk related books and papers I accumulated over the years.

MENA insurers show resilience

Insurers and reinsurers in the Middle East and North Africa region have shown resilience in the past year and continue to maintain secure ratings.

AAOIFI plans reform of takaful standards

Khaled Al Fakih, the new secretary-general of the Bahrain-based Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions, outlined plans for a sweeping review of its guidelines in an interview with Reuters.

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