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Kuwait’s stock exchange is accelerating efforts to raise its profile both internationally and at home, expanding the range of products on offer and easing listing requirements, moves that could see it granted emerging market status by 2020.

A lo largo del 2018, el sector de los seguros en Colombia ha continuado creciendo y aumentando su actividad, a la vez que varias empresas internacionales han entrado en el mercado.

Prospects for Oman’s banking industry look positive, with recent IMF findings pointing to high capitalisation, low non-performing loans and strong liquidity buffers.

 

The Mexican peso has long been viewed as the bellwether of emerging market currencies and a signal of overall market sentiment. While it is the second-most traded currency among emerging markets, after the Chinese renminbi, the peso is considered the more accessible of the two as it can be traded around the clock. A period of stability when...

 

While advanced economies generate the vast majority of insurance and reinsurance business, emerging markets are posting higher rates of growth. Complementing this underlying trend is a strong and expanding interest in catastrophic risk, which by nature tends to pertain to emerging markets. This is coming alongside fast-paced, sector-...

 

With high levels of employment in the informal sector and a significant section of the population living in poverty, Mexico has traditionally been a challenging market for insurers. Added to this, a high level of exposure to earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters presents a permanent issue for insurance firms. This was highlighted...