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Munich Re wins licence in Malaysia to conduct ReTakaful business



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    The Bank Negara of Malaysia, the supervisory authority of the country, has granted Munich Re as the first foreign reinsurer a composite license to conduct ReTakaful business. This licence entitles Munich Re, independently of any joint venture, to offer ReTakaful solutions to its clients. Munich Re expects that Takaful and ReTakaful business will gain in momentum in regard to premium growth as well as variety of products offered. In anticipation of being granted the licence, Munich Re has been active in product development and in positioning itself vis-à-vis the growing number of Takaful insurers in Southeast Asia and beyond.

    Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft
    signed Wittmann           signed Küppers
    The Munich Re Group operates worldwide, turning risk into value. In the business year 2005, it achieved a profit of €2,743m, the highest in its 126-year corporate history. In 2005, its premium income amounted to approximately €38bn and its investments to around €177bn. The Group is characterised by particularly pronounced diversification. It has approximately 38,000 employees at over 50 locations throughout the world and operates in all lines of insurance. With premium income of around €22bn in the year 2005 from reinsurance alone, it is one of the world's leading reinsurers. Its primary insurance operations are mainly concentrated in the ERGO Insurance Group, the second-largest provider in the German primary insurance market and a leading player in several other European insurance markets.
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