Tunisia News

Ward Named to Head New ACE Eurasia & Africa Business Region

The ACE Group announced that it has established a new business region, Eurasia & Africa, as part of its Overseas General division – the general insurance operations of the company outside North America. Regional headquarters is to be based initially …

Arab Political Shocks Demand Risk Rating Rethink

Attempting to predict the future, rather than imagining possible versions of it, may have blinded risk analysts to the likelihood of this year’s uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa. Concentrating on what precedent taught was probable, and trying …

Model Boasts Good Track Record Predicting Political Hotspots

The forecast for predicting the next political hotspots could be much more accurate because of a model developed by two Kansas State University professors and a colleague in New York. The model, named the Predictive Societal Indicators of Radicalism Model …

Ratings Roundup: China Taiping (NZ), BEST RE (Malaysia)

A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘B++’ (Good) and issuer credit rating of “bbb” of China Taiping Insurance (New Zealand) Company Limited (CTPNZ), both with stable outlooks. The ratings reflect CTPNZ’s “adequate risk-adjusted capitalization, notable improvement …

Ratings Roundup: BEST RE, SALAMA, Adamjee, Lonpac

A.M. Best Europe – Rating Services Limited has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘A-‘ (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of “a-” of Tunisia’s BEST RE, both with stable outlooks.The ratings of BEST RE reflect its “significant importance to its …

Ratings Recap: IPC Re, Polish Re, Tunis Re

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has lowered its counterparty credit rating on Bermuda-based IPC Holdings Ltd. to ‘BBB-‘ from ‘BBB’ and removed it from CreditWatch, where it was placed on June 16, 2009, with negative implications. S&P then withdrew its …

Credit Insurer Coface Downgrades 28 Countries, 19 on Negative Watch

Trade credit insurer Coface notes that the current “credit crisis, which entered its second phase in the fourth quarter of 2008, is worsening in all regions. After observing a decline in the average financial strength of companies in 22 countries …

Aon: Economic Crisis Heightens Political Risk

2009 will see the political consequences of the global credit crunch start to have an impact, according to the 16th annual Political Risk Map, launched today by Aon Risk Services, a division of Aon Corporation. In a global webcast, Aon’s …

Ratings Roundup: Sovag, Syndicate 2003, Polish Re, Tunis Re

A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘B++’ (Good) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “bbb” of Germany’s SCHWARZMEER UND OSTSEE Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft SOVAG (Sovag) with a stable outlook. “The affirmation reflects Sovag’s excellent risk-adjusted capitalization, good …

Ratings Recap: Allianz (UK), Generali (France), Generali (Germany), BEST Re

A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘A+’ (Superior) and issuer credit rating of “aa” of UK-based Allianz Insurance plc (AZI) with a stable outlook. Best stated: “AZI’s stand-alone risk-adjusted capitalization is expected to remain excellent during …