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Insured cat losses fall to $19bn in 2019’s first half – Swiss Re


Insured catastrophe losses for the first half of the year have shrunk to $19bn in 2019 from $26bn last year


Typhoon Lekima: China’s insured losses to exceed CNY 6bn – AIR


Cat modeller AIR Worldwide has put a CNY 6bn ($0.85bn) estimate on insured losses from Lekima, Asia’s ninth typhoon this year


Marsh finds rise in W&I claims amid surge in EMEA demand for M&A cover


A sharp rise in warranty and indemnity claims notifications comes as more European firms make greater use of the insurance cover for mergers and acquisitions

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China fears amid Africa’s protection gap optimism - Afro-Asian event at Lloyd’s


Africa’s re/insurance market is fearful at lost business going straight to China, amid the optimism about infrastructure projects, technology and economic growth closing the continent’s protection gap. David Benyon reports

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Beazley’s Roscoe to lead ‘smart tracker’ Lloyd’s syndicate


Roscoe joined Beazley from Willis in 2011 as an underwriter in its open market property team

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Commercial insurance pricing up 6% globally – Marsh study


Insurance broker reports commercial lines pricing increased 6% in Q2, marking the seventh consecutive quarter of rising rates globally


The loss creep goes on, as decline in ILS volume continues into Q2


Willis Re Securities’ report of the ILS market at the year’s halfway point focuses on balance between relationships and a transactional approach to reinsurance

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Future of RSA’s London commercial business “under review”


RSA chief executive Stephen Hester says remaining London commercial business “will stay under careful review”


New CUO and CEO at Fidelis in Dublin


Simon Crone has been promoted to CUO for Fidelis’ Ireland-based business