Rising gas demand in the EU countries, which have been imposing sanctions on their main provider, Russia, on the back of the Ukraine war, has ... prompted Egypt on the other side of the Mediterranean to boost its LNG exports. Yet, its high domestic consumption and possibly insufficient infrastructure remain stumbling blocks.
Growth in life and health insurance policies has been driven by the Covid-19 pandemic and the company’s record on paying Covid-related claims, Brown says. “The idea of loss is at the top of people’s minds.” He claims that the company is the only insurer in francophone Africa which made Covid-related pay-outs. The results of that decision “will be very positive,” and the industry would grow faster if all African insurers paid claims quickly, he says.