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Namibia’s insurance industry likely to remain resilient over the near term supported by strong sector dynamics in the face of persistent sluggish local economic performance compounded by COVID-19 pandemic risks

Namibia

UploadedApr 2020

Despite persistent sluggish local economic growth, compounded by COVID-19 pandemic risks, GCR expects the Namibian insurance sector to remain resil...

COVID-19 risks and oil price shocks likely to curb near term gains from regulatory reforms in the Ghanaian short term insurance industry.

Ghana

UploadedApr 2020

GCR sees potential for higher capital and cash balances and enhanced earnings capacity to strengthen the financial profile, given developing risk-b...

‘Cash is King’ in supporting SA Equipment Lease ABS ratings amid COVID-19 Payment Holidays

South Africa

UploadedApr 2020

GCR Ratings believes the performance of securitisation transactions may be impacted by the relief solutions offered by the South African Financial...

High levels of premium receivables: a key rating restraint for short-term insurers and reinsurers in the CIMA zone

Cote d'Ivoire

UploadedApr 2020

Impairments of accumulated aged premium receivables undermine otherwise sound profitability. Although article 13 of the Conference Interafricaine d...

Kenyan Corporate Sector Performance Negatively Impacted by COVID-19

Kenya

UploadedApr 2020

GCR expects the disruptions due to COVID-19 to have a broad negative impact across the Kenyan economy, albeit that the severity will differ from se...

COVID-19 pandemic risks likely to delay positive developments in Botswana's short-term insurance industry

Botswana

UploadedApr 2020

The country risk score for Botswana is materially higher than that of regional peers, reflecting the balance of relatively high per capita wealth l...

External Risks Set to Challenge Kenyan Banks in 2020

Kenya

UploadedApr 2020

GCR expects the combined impact of the COVID-19 inspired global and domestic slowdown in Q2’20, alongside the locust swarm in Q1’20, to...

Kenyan insurance industry to be positively impacted by successful enforcement of the cash and carry regulation

Kenya

UploadedApr 2020

Significant reduction in credit exposure coupled with improvements in risk adjusted capitalisation metrics is expected following strict enforcement...

Zimbabwean Banks to face asset quality and liquidity pressures stemming from the impact of COVID-19

Zimbabwe

UploadedMar 2020

COVID-19 imposed global restrictions may stem foreign currency inflows and GCR expects foreign currency liquidity to decrease. As such, GCR anticip...

Pandemics and economic shocks: in 2020 Country Risks are rising fast but risk differentiation is not yet clear

South Africa

UploadedMar 2020

The global response to the Covid-19 Pandemic will extinguish global economic growth in 2020. To date, the pandemic has been largely located in the...

Credit Outlook on South African Medical Schemes Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic

South Africa

UploadedMar 2020

Despite potential earnings strain, GCR expects most rated schemes to remain resilient, given sufficient reserve buffers, although schemes with lowe...

Corporate Performance Infected by COVID-19

South Africa

UploadedMar 2020

GCR expects the shut down due to the COVID-19 to have a broad negative impact across the economy, albeit that the severity will differ from sector...

Structured Finance Trends: 2019 Review and 2020 Outlook

South Africa

UploadedMar 2020

2020 is shaping up to be an even more challenging year than 2019 and, of course, the exact local and global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is curr...

South African Financial Institutions Special Report

South Africa

UploadedMar 2020

2020 is shaping up to be an even more challenging year than 2019 and, of course, the exact local and global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is curr...

Soft equity prices signal weakening REIT financial profiles

South Africa

UploadedMar 2020

GCR expects the financial profiles of South African REITs to weaken, as the range of funding options available to them increasingly narrows. Base p...

Industry Research: Real Estate Investment Trusts

South Africa

UploadedMar 2020

The rating of CC(ZA) accorded to Rebosis Property Fund is not derived from the ACE but is rather a factor of expected default scenario.The graphs p...

Industry Research: Manufacturing Sector

UploadedFeb 2020

Manufacturing production figures released by Stats SA paint a bleak picture for the local industry. Since June 2019, there has been a sustained con...

South African Private Healthcare sector

South Africa

UploadedOct 2019

The healthcare enquiry found that the three large hospital group maintain a dominant position in terms of providing hospital services, which has se...

Industry Research: Education

South Africa

UploadedSep 2019

GCR is of the view that the domestic education sector reflects lower than average cyclicality. However, the government’s role in ensuring a c...

Industry Research: Commercial property

South Africa

UploadedJul 2019

GCR has a strong overall view of the South African property industry. This is based on a number of underlying strengths that have resulted in robus...

Kenya Short Term Insurance Industry Bulletin

Kenya

UploadedFeb 2019

This is the fourth Kenya Short Term Insurance Industry Bulletin from Global Credit Ratings Co. (“GCR”), covering the Kenyan short term...

South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin

South Africa

UploadedFeb 2019

The South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin is prepared annually to provide clients with an analysis ofcindustry participants. In this regard,...

South African Corporate Industry

South Africa

UploadedMar 2018

The bulletin provides an overview of the ratings accorded by GCR over the past year, and broadly surveys the credit risk characteristics of various...

Kenya Short Term Insurance Industry Bulletin

Kenya

UploadedDec 2017

This is the fourth Kenya Short Term Insurance Industry Bulletin from Global Credit Rating Co. (“GCR”), covering the Kenyan short term i...

South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin

South Africa

UploadedDec 2017

The South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin is prepared annually to provide clients with an analysis of industry participants. In this regard,...

South African Corporate Industry

South Africa

UploadedMar 2017

The bulletin provides an overview of the ratings accorded by GCR over the past year, and broadly surveys the credit risk characteristics of various...

South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin

South Africa

UploadedNov 2016

The South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin is prepared annually to provide clients with an analysis of industry participants. In this regard,...

South African Corporate Industry

South Africa

UploadedApr 2016

The bulletin provides an overview of the ratings accorded by GCR over the past year, and broadly examines the inherent risk characteristics of vari...

Kenya Short Term Insurance Industry Bulletin

Kenya

UploadedDec 2015

This is the second Kenya Short Term Insurance Industry Bulletin from Global Credit Rating Co. (“GCR”), covering the Kenyan short term i...

South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin

South Africa

UploadedNov 2015

The South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin is prepared annually to provide clients with an analysis of industry participants. In this regard,...

Kenya Short Term Insurance Industry Bulletin

Kenya

UploadedDec 2014

This is the first Kenya Short Term Insurance Industry Bulletin from Global Credit Rating Co. (“GCR”), covering the Kenyan short term in...

South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin

South Africa

UploadedOct 2014

The South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin is prepared annually to provide clients with an analysis of industry participants. In this regard,...

South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin

South Africa

UploadedOct 2013

The South African Short Term Insurance Bulletin is prepared annually to provide clients with an analysis of industry participants. In this regard,...

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