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Chapter | Insurance from The Report: Ghana 2018

The Ghanaian insurance industry has experienced a decade of rapid growth, and the proliferation of private companies and brokers. Government efforts to strengthen the financial sector and new leadership at the National Insurance Commission, the industry regulator, contributed to rising optimism in late 2017. The regulator and the government are aiming to increase insurance penetration to 10%...

Chapter | Capital Markets from The Report: Ghana 2018

The Ghanaian capital markets showed promising signs of a steady recovery over the course of 2017, as the country saw an improvement in key macroeconomic indicators. Moreover, a return to strong growth, along with the steady issuance of new government bonds, has provided a boost to the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE). The country’s capital markets are benefitting from a wide range of reforms,...

Chapter | Banking from The Report: Ghana 2018

Since the late 1980s Ghanaian banks have increased in stature and number, and for much of the last decade they have enjoyed strong growth rates and large profit margins. The country’s lenders have maintained their stability, avoiding the domestic crises that have befallen some of their emerging and frontier market peers, and sidestepping much of the fallout from the global financial crisis....

Since assuming power in January 2017 the administration of President Nana Akufo-Addo has moved to rein in fiscal spending, industrialise rural regions and improve the business environment in order to jump-start economic growth. The government has brought down the fiscal deficit and freed up capital spending for priority projects, and Ghana’s economic prospects appear strong for 2018.

 

Health cover accounts for around half of the Saudi insurance market, with gross written premiums (GWPs) from this segment worth SR18.65bn ($5bn) in 2016. The health line of business has benefitted enormously in recent times from the expansion of the Kingdom’s medical services, as well as the introduction of statutory requirements for health...

 

How will the introduction of tighter regulations impact the operational models of Saudi insurers?