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    Talk of the town

    2010-04-02T00:00:00Z

    From climate change risk to the very topical subject of mergers and acquisitions, we report back on all the hottest reinsurance issues debated at the World Insurance Forum

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    Smoke signals

    2009-12-10T00:00:00Z

    The world’s leaders were in Copenhagen to discuss climate change and, potentially, set new targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We asked four leading firms for their hopes for the UN summit, and to spell out how they can contribute to the battle against carbon

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    On the move

    2009-12-10T00:00:00Z

    The trend for redomiciliation by (re)insurers continues to grow as companies seek out less complex tax regimes. But which domicile should UK firms go for? The answer is no longer obvious

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    Hope on the horizon

    2009-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Swiss Re’s chief economist, Thomas Hess, has great faith in the insurance sector’s survival instincts. As he tells Ellen Bennett, there is reason for cautious optimism among the gloom

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    Future gazing

    2009-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Downward pressure on pricing and the threat of regulation will make life difficult for the reinsurance industry in 2010. We talk to the market and ask what lies ahead

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    Small beginnings

    2009-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Recent natural disasters have highlighted one of the biggest challenges for the insurance world – the lack of policies in poorer regions. Helen Yates uncovers how microinsurance and public-private initiatives are slowly making changes.

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    Quake with uncertainty

    2009-12-01T00:00:00Z

    New quake models could lead to downward pressure on rates. But how shaky is the science on which the new models are based, asks Tim Evershed.

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    Held to ransom

    2009-12-01T00:00:00Z

    As Somali pirates continue to rampage through the Gulf of Aden, seizing ships and threatening lives, Liz Booth speaks to a chief executive caught up in the nightmare of one particular hijack.

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    Reluctant celebrity

    2009-11-25T15:00:00Z

    Partner Re’s Patrick Thiele may have just clinched the mega-merger of the year with a $2bn takeover of rival Paris Re, but, as he insists to David Banks, this chief executive is just doing his job

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    Road to riches

    2009-10-28T00:00:00Z

    Body Shop founder Anita Roddick once said: ‘There are only two ways of raising money: the hard way and the very hard way.’ Never has that been truer than in recent months. But the squeeze on capital has been easing, writes Mairi Mallon.