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World insurance : the evolution of a global risk network

Author: Peter Borscheid; Niels Viggo Haueter
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Pres, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first to trace comprehensively the history and development of the international insurance and re-insurance business around the world across Europe, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Borscheid; Niels Viggo Haueter
ISBN: 9780199657964 0199657963
OCLC Number: 912999422
Contents: 1. Introduction ; PART I. EUROPE ; 2. Europe: Overview ; 3. United Kingdom: Pioneering insurance internationally ; 4. Germany: Insurance, expansion and setbacks ; 5. France: Insurance and the French financial networks ; 6. Switzerland: Insurance and the need to export ; 7. Italy: Building on a long insurance heritage ; 8. Spain: International influence on the domestic insurance market ; 9. Russia: Early expansion, state involvement, and re-emergence of the insurance industry ; PART II. NORTH AMERICA ; 10. North America: Overview ; 11. Canada: Taking life insurance abroad ; 12. USA: The international attraction of the US insurance market ; PART III. SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ; 13. Sub-Saharan Africa: Overview ; 14. South Africa: Leading African insurance ; PART IV. MIDDLE EAST & NORTHERN AFRICA ; 15. Middle East & Northern Africa: Overview ; 16. Maghreb: Naturalising insurance in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia ; 17. United Arab Emirates: Economic boom and insurance ; PART V. FAR EAST AND PACIFIC ; 18. Far East and Pacific: Overview ; 19. India: From a colonial outpost to a leading market ; 20. China: The indigenisation of insurance ; 21. Japan: The role of insurance in the rapid modernisation of Japan ; 22. Korea: Insurance in a tiger market ; 23. Australia and New Zealand: A tradition continued creating a domestic insurance market ; PART VI. LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN ; 24. Latin America and Caribbean: Overview ; 25. Brazil: The resilience of the Brazilian insurance market ; 26. Mexico: A history of the insurance industry in Mexico ; 27. Argentina: The changing fortunes of the Argentinean insurance market
Responsibility: edited by Peter Borsched and Niels Viggo Haueter.

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