Press releases overview
Russia: Low growth and lower interest rates
  • After a growth bounce in Q4 2018, GDP growth returned to more moderate level in 2019.
  • Weak growth and declining inflation pave way for the central bank to accommodate monetary policy. 
German business cycle strengthens despite weak sentiment
  • Q1 GDP growth at 0.4 % (q/q) was driven by household consumption and investment activity.
  • Strong service sector performance compensated for a continued decline in manufacturing.
  • Sentiment indicators support the divergence between manufacturing and service sectors despite indications of weaker service sentiment.
Unconditional insurance convergence in CEE
  • The Czech economy is the first to reach current German income per capita in 2046, while Ukraine would be the last to reach today’s German living standards in 2077. 
  • Insurance markets grow with income by more than 1:1 during transition. Thus, continued convergence in income levels is set to foster convergence in insurance penetration.
UNIQA Annual General Meeting: dividend rises again 
  • Dividend increases to 53 cents per share 
  • Anna Maria D’Hulster and Martin Grüll join UNIQA supervisory body
UNIQA starts 2019 financial year with sound quarterly figures 
  • Recurring premiums written stable at €1,504.7 million
  • Retained premiums earned rise by 1.7 per cent to €1,231.1 million 
  • Combined ratio improves to 96.3 per cent
  • Technical result increases by 34.8 per cent to €34.0 million
  • Earnings before taxes of €42.3 million higher than previous year’s adjusted figure of €23.7 million  
  • Earnings outlook for 2019: slight growth in premiums and further improvement in earnings before taxes compared with previous year’s adjusted figure
  • Plans to continue progressive dividend policy confirmed
Economic resilience endures in CEE
  • While the global and Euro Area business cycles slow, the economic expansion remains surprisingly strong in CEE.
  • The region shows a high degree of economic integration with the Euro Area, yet strong domestic demand more than compensates for the weakening external conditions.
  • Improvements in labor markets have been broad based and rising wages support household consumption as, so far, inflation remains rather muted.
  • The region’s strong growth performance drives economic convergence. For it to persist, digital capacities will be essential to close the gap to an evolving technological frontier.
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Top Releases

UNIQA Capital Markets Weekly
      
Russia: Low growth and lower interest rates
  • After a growth bounce in Q4 2018, GDP growth returned to more moderate level in 2019.
  • Weak growth and declining inflation pave way for the central bank to accommodate monetary policy. 

UNIQA Capital Markets Weekly
      
German business cycle strengthens despite weak sentiment
  • Q1 GDP growth at 0.4 % (q/q) was driven by household consumption and investment activity.
  • Strong service sector performance compensated for a continued decline in manufacturing.
  • Sentiment indicators support the divergence between manufacturing and service sectors despite indications of weaker service sentiment.

UNIQA Capital Markets Weekly
      
Unconditional insurance convergence in CEE
  • The Czech economy is the first to reach current German income per capita in 2046, while Ukraine would be the last to reach today’s German living standards in 2077. 
  • Insurance markets grow with income by more than 1:1 during transition. Thus, continued convergence in income levels is set to foster convergence in insurance penetration.