Kuwait - Insurance
The insurance sector is closed to foreign institutions. As of 2000, the insurance sector was dominated by three companies: Ahlia Insurance, Gulf Insurance, and Kuwait Insurance Co. Marine, fire, accident, and life insurance policies constitute the bulk of all policies issued. Third-party liability insurance for motor vehicles is compulsory. In 2001, there was US $60 million spent on life insurance premiums and US $199 million on nonlife insurance premiums in Kuwait.