UAE merges Insurance Authority with Central Bank

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UAE merges Insurance Authority with Central Bank

The UAE government announced yesterday it has merged the Insurance Authority (IA) with the Gulf state's central bank. The sudden merger, which took many in the insurance sector by surprise, was confirmed via Twitter by Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al-Maktoum. Al-Maktoum said: "The new economic organisation in the country aims at raising the efficiency of the insurance sector and raising the efficiency and competitiveness of our local financial markets and giving them greate...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.

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