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Two of the biggest trends in global insurance in recent years are premium growth in emerging markets and the rising importance of technology across the supply chain. The latter has come to be referred to as insurtech, a potentially disruptive trend that heralds both threats to and opportunities for incumbents and newcomers alike. While...

 

Although Tunisia does not have the same exposure to large-scale earthquakes as Algeria and Morocco, it regularly faces the consequences of significant flooding to both rural and urban areas. These events regularly cause extensive damage. According to figures from Tunisia’s Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment, natural disasters have an...

 

Although Tunisia’s insurance market has grown steadily in recent years, it continues to be characterised by low penetration. As such, measures are being put in place that are expected to promote expansion of the sector. A new insurance code will strengthen the financial position of insurers and likely encourage a greater degree of sector...

 

Activity on the Tunis Stock Exchange (Bourse des Valeurs Mobilières de Tunis, BVMT) has traditionally been characterised by demand from relatively small investors, as well as a limited amount of international investment. Meanwhile, the contribution of institutional investors has been marginal, negatively affecting the development of the...

 

The period of easily raising funds from abroad seems to be coming to an end for emerging markets around the world. In the new environment of higher interest rates in the US and increased competition for capital flows, portfolio managers are becoming more selective with where they place their money.

 

What could the BVMT do to strengthen its position on the international stage?