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Latin America and Caribbean: Overview

Peter Borscheid

in World Insurance

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199657964
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191744709 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0024
Latin America and Caribbean: Overview

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This chapter discusses the development of the insurance industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. It covers the beginnings and dominance of British insurers from 1820–1900; the establishment of the local insurance industry; protectionism and insulation from 1914–1990; and deregulation and market liberalization.

Keywords: insurance industry; insurance history; British insurers; protectionism; insulation; market liberalization; deregulation

Chapter.  9300 words. 

Subjects: International Business

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