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  • Benign H1 for cat losses: sigma

    27 August 2014

    Insured losses from catastrophes in H1 2014 reached $21bn, compared with a 10-year average of $25bn, reports sigma from Swiss Re More »

  • Munich Re acquires Calliden

    27 August 2014

    Munich Re is acquiring Australian Calliden Insurance in a deal with broker Steadfast which should boost its Australian insurance business. More »

  • PZU beats Q2 expectations

    27 August 2014

    Poland's PZU has beaten market expectations iwth a strong second-quarter performance. More »

  • Helios issues syndicate forecasts

    27 August 2014

    Helios Underwriting, which provides a limited liability direct investment into the Lloyd's insurance market, has issued aggregated syndicate forecasts for the 2013 and 2012 years of account. More »

  • US hail claims rise as cost of roof materials spikes

    26 August 2014

    The growing cost of roofing repairs is taking its toll on US insurers at the same time as both the frequency and severity of hail events rises. More »

  • Allianz H1 APAC profits down slightly

    26 August 2014

    Allianz produced good results for the first half of 2014, despite being slightly down in terms of revenue, operating profit and property and casualty gross written premiums. More »

  • Delta Lloyd may bid for SNS Reaal insurance ops

    26 August 2014

    Netherlands-based Delta Lloyd, previously majority owned by Aviva, is eyeing SNS Reaal's insurance ops, a local report claims. More »

  • FBD H1 profit drops about €15.8m

    26 August 2014

    FBD Group reports a €15.8m profit drop for 2014’s first half because as weather and car claims rise, but an analyst describes the stock as offering excellent upside potential. More »

  • H1 loss at R&Q

    26 August 2014

    Randall & Quilter has fallen into a loss for the first half of 2014, but has maintained its profit forecast for the full year and kept its dividend. More »

  • IAG announces new commercial team

    26 August 2014

    Insurance Australia Group has formalised the senior management team in the new commercial division, launched at the beginning of July. More »

  • Indonesia insurance ownership cap a possibility

    26 August 2014

    The Indonesian Insurance Law, whcih would cap foreign ownership levels, is set to be passed in this parliamentary session, according to local reports. More »

  • Vero to quit FPA PI market

    26 August 2014

    Vero, part of Australia-based Suncorp, is to leave the financial planners' professional indemnity market, two years after deciding not to write any new business in the sector. More »

  • Vienna profit rises in H1

    26 August 2014

    Vienna Insurance Group has cut costs and said that it was on track to produce a profit in its Romanian business for full-year 2014, following a write off in 2013. More »

  • Energy rate hike optimism is "wishful thinking"

    25 August 2014

    Willis has questioned how successful energy insurers will be in their attempts to push through rate hikes by the end of the year, with the broker pointing to the influx of capacity as why pricing will stay low. More »

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North America

Casualty/liability

  • Vero to quit FPA PI market

    26 August 2014

    Vero, part of Australia-based Suncorp, is to leave the financial planners' professional indemnity market, two years after deciding not to write any new business in the sector.

  • Energy rate hike optimism is "wishful thinking"

    25 August 2014

    Willis has questioned how successful energy insurers will be in their attempts to push through rate hikes by the end of the year, with the broker pointing to the influx of capacity as why pricing will stay low.

Bermuda

  • Energy rate hike optimism is "wishful thinking"

    25 August 2014

    Willis has questioned how successful energy insurers will be in their attempts to push through rate hikes by the end of the year, with the broker pointing to the influx of capacity as why pricing will stay low.

  • New entrants put pressure on upstream pricing

    25 August 2014

    A greater commitment to the upstream sector as well as new arrivals into the market has increased rating pressure although Willis believes the industry is still some way from being described as truly soft.

Property-catastrophe

  • Benign H1 for cat losses: sigma

    27 August 2014

    Insured losses from catastrophes in H1 2014 reached $21bn, compared with a 10-year average of $25bn, reports sigma from Swiss Re

  • AGCS Re Brazil launches Peru reinsurance

    26 August 2014

    The Brazilian reinsurance arm of AGCS will be expanding its reinsurance business into Peru, covering some of the most complex risks in the Peruvian market.

Europe

  • Benign H1 for cat losses: sigma

    27 August 2014

    Insured losses from catastrophes in H1 2014 reached $21bn, compared with a 10-year average of $25bn, reports sigma from Swiss Re

  • PZU beats Q2 expectations

    27 August 2014

    Poland's PZU has beaten market expectations iwth a strong second-quarter performance.

Financial management

  • Munich Re acquires Calliden

    27 August 2014

    Munich Re is acquiring Australian Calliden Insurance in a deal with broker Steadfast which should boost its Australian insurance business.

  • PZU beats Q2 expectations

    27 August 2014

    Poland's PZU has beaten market expectations iwth a strong second-quarter performance.

Lloyd's and London Market

  • Helios issues syndicate forecasts

    27 August 2014

    Helios Underwriting, which provides a limited liability direct investment into the Lloyd's insurance market, has issued aggregated syndicate forecasts for the 2013 and 2012 years of account.

  • Energy rate hike optimism is "wishful thinking"

    25 August 2014

    Willis has questioned how successful energy insurers will be in their attempts to push through rate hikes by the end of the year, with the broker pointing to the influx of capacity as why pricing will stay low.

Legal and regulation

  • Indonesia insurance ownership cap a possibility

    26 August 2014

    The Indonesian Insurance Law, whcih would cap foreign ownership levels, is set to be passed in this parliamentary session, according to local reports.

  • New reinsurer planned in Nepal

    25 August 2014

    Nepal's Insurance Pool, which has built up considerable resources since a fall-off in terrorist activity, is to apply to convert into a reinsurer.

20 Aug 2014

In this week's issue:
$100bn nat cat survivable
India FDI bill postponed
AIG returns to lobby
Fosun backs Ironshore

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