Category Archives: Middle East

Competition a major concern for Middle East and Africa transportation execs

In the disparate commercial region that comprises the Middle East and Africa, the fear of emerging competition is the top business concern for executives across the transporta­tion industry, according to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Transportation Risk Index. Continue reading →

Our Scariest Terrorism Risk – Spread of the Terrorist Threat

Scariest risks 2014

What has been striking in the more exposed regions of the world is the speed, fluidity and spread of threats to people. In Mexico and Venezuela, for example, we have noted a continued increase in ‘express kidnaps’ in which local … Continue reading →

Extremism on the Coat Tails of I.S.

Extremism on the Coat Tails of I.S.

Since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s declaration of a Caliphate in Syria and Iraq on 29 June 2014, numerous jihadist organisations around the world have declared fealty, invigorated by a combination of: The oxygen of publicity (amplified by social media) Association with … Continue reading →

Video: Reinsurance Trends in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

Spotlight: Maurice Williams

In this interview Maurice Williams, who is Managing Director of Willis Re for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Turkey and Africa (APMETA), outlines the dynamics driving the reinsurance markets in those regions. Continue reading →

Turkey is Growing: It’s Time to Increase Re/insurance Penetration

Turkey’s current economic growth presents domestic insurers with both opportunities and challenges. According to figures from the Turkish Contractors Association (TCA), in 2010 and 2011 Turkey’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 9.2% and 8.5% respectively. Continue reading →

Video: Loss and Opportunity of the Arab Spring–What Business and Insurers Can Expect in 2012

As the Arab Spring that erupted in Tunisia earlier this year continues to spread across the Middle East, Paul Davidson, Chairman and Chief Executive of Willis Financial Solutions reviews the impacts of the uprising so far and provides his analysis of what we might expect as we enter 2012. Continue reading →