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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.
Österreichs Wirtschaft setzt die Expansion mit einem geringeren Tempo fort. 
  • Auf eine Abkühlung des Wirtschaftswachstums folgt eine Stabilisierung.
  • Die Industrie und insbesondere der Bausektor expandieren seit Beginn des Jahres. 
  • Die positive Entwicklung am Arbeitsmarkt verflacht sich, aber Jobs am Bau boomten zu Jahresbeginn.

The heterogeneous development of CEE labor markets!

  • CEE labor markets have improved considerably recently, yet substantial variety persists.
  • Labor markets in Central Europe have reached full employment while those at the Western Balkans are characterized by high structural unemployment, particularly for the youth.
  • Gender gaps with respect to employment in the formal sector are substantial across the region.
  • The trend of ageing populations is currently amplified by emigration, which might soften in some countries if wage growth can be sustained.
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Tel: +43 1 211 75-3414 
Fax: +43 1 211 75-3619 
E-Mail: presse@uniqa.at 

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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.

UNIQA Annual General Meeting: dividend rises again
      
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
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