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Due to UNIQA’s announcement on Nov. 19, 2019, that it is examining a potential merger of "UNIQA Insurance Group AG" with "UNIQA Österreich Versicherungen AG" and "UNIQA International AG" Standard & Poor’s announced to place UNIQA on CreditWatch positive.
  • Premiums written (including savings portion) increased by 1.3 per cent to €4,095.7 million
  • Combined ratio improves considerably to 95.9 per cent
  • Earnings before taxes up 2.4 per cent to €214.7 million
  • 2019 outlook confirmed: improvement in earnings before taxes compared with previous year’s adjusted figure
  • Plans to continue progressive dividend policy confirmed
  • New, leaner Group structure in 2020 following merger of three companies
Stabilization at a moderate pace
  • Business and sentiment indicators have stabilized at low levels, a turning point has not yet been fully confirmed by the data.
  • The German economy has avoided a technical recession in Q3 with 0.1 % GDP growth. Manufacturing industries remain in contraction.
  • Growth in CEE countries continues to be above the EU average, being particularly strong in Poland and Hungary.
  1. USA: The ‘Mid-cycle’ adjustment in key interest rates is done.
  2. Euro Area: Germany could be the weakest link
Quarterly Macroeconomic Outlook: Lower growth ahead
  • Global economic prospects further weakened as trade disputes remain unsolved. Deceleration has become increasingly synchronized.
  • Conflicting business cycle signals raise the uncertainty about the short-term Euro Area outlook. Sentiment and growth have been slowing, yet labor markets appear robust.
  • Austria’s economy is cooling. While household consumption and construction provide support, manufacturing industries herald a slowdown.
  • Central- and Eastern Europe continues to outpace growth in the Euro Area. It is unlikely that the region can fully decouple from the Euro Area business cycle, yet substantial improvements in labor markets have made CEE more resilient.
  • Leading central banks (ECB & Fed) have added monetary policy stimulus. Without a major reversal in monetary policy, the current low-yield environment will endure over the medium-term.
  • Following latest changes in its rating methodology, Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings affirmed its 'A' long-term issuer credit and financial strength ratings on the core operating entities of UNIQA Group.
  • S&P also affirmed their 'A-' long-term issuer credit and financial strength ratings on UNIQA's operating holding company UNIQA Insurance Group AG.
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UNIQA Group Communication
Untere Donaustraße 21 
1029 Wien
Austria
Tel: +43 1 211 75-3440 
Fax: +43 1 211 75-3619 
E-Mail: presse@uniqa.at 

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Top Releases

Standard & Poor’s: UNIQA Rating Put On CreditWatch Positive
      
Due to UNIQA’s announcement on Nov. 19, 2019, that it is examining a potential merger of "UNIQA Insurance Group AG" with "UNIQA Österreich Versicherungen AG" and "UNIQA International AG" Standard & Poor’s announced to place UNIQA on CreditWatch positive.

UNIQA releases solid figures for the first nine months and establishes leaner Group structure
  • Premiums written (including savings portion) increased by 1.3 per cent to €4,095.7 million
  • Combined ratio improves considerably to 95.9 per cent
  • Earnings before taxes up 2.4 per cent to €214.7 million
  • 2019 outlook confirmed: improvement in earnings before taxes compared with previous year’s adjusted figure
  • Plans to continue progressive dividend policy confirmed
  • New, leaner Group structure in 2020 following merger of three companies

UNIQA Capital Markets Weekly
      
Stabilization at a moderate pace
  • Business and sentiment indicators have stabilized at low levels, a turning point has not yet been fully confirmed by the data.
  • The German economy has avoided a technical recession in Q3 with 0.1 % GDP growth. Manufacturing industries remain in contraction.
  • Growth in CEE countries continues to be above the EU average, being particularly strong in Poland and Hungary.