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  • Opportunities in 2018 - WA#07
    Opportunities in 2018 - WA#07

    Financial statements for 2017

  • Net insurance premiums went up to $1.6 bn in 2017, expansion of .9% y-o-y. In terms of the size of the economy, premiums expanded less than the economy, so their ratio to GDP fell to 1.63%. (WA#07)

  • At the fourth quarter of 2017, 174 k more adequate jobs were created than one year ago, for a total of 3.4 mn jobs. Their share in PEA went up 1.1 percentage points to 42.3%, but they still fail to reach levels prior to the crisis of 2016 (47.9% at December of 2013). (WA#06)

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  • 07.- OPPORTUNITIES IN 2018

    Since 2009, the public sector must purchase coverage for all its assets directly from State-owned insurance companies. Although this allowed public insurance companies to expand faster than the rest during the economic boom, now that public investment is retreating, their premiums are also decreasing the most. The Ecuadoran Federation of Insurance ...


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