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Bank of Canada rate stays at 0.5%

May 24, 2017 Andy Blatchford - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Uncertainties continue to obscure the economy’s stronger-than-expected start to the year, the Bank of Canada said Wednesday as it stuck with its trendsetting interest rate of 0.5 per cent. In explaining its decision to hold the rate, the

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Combined ratio for Canadian insurance industry in Q1 2017 estimated at 101.3%, up from 94.7% in Q1 2016: Baker

May 24, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance industry in Canada saw a 6.6% hike in the combined operating ratio for the first quarter of 2017, from 94.7% in Q1 2016 to 101.3% in the first three months of this year, MSA Research Inc. president and

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Resource risk top concern for wind energy sector: GCube Underwriting

May 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Resource risk has surpassed mechanical and electrical breakdown to become the number one potential source of financial losses for onshore wind energy developers, owners and operators globally, suggests a new report from GCube Underwriting Ltd. Despite continued development and improvement

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U.S. personal lines carriers investing in insurtech for early information on new ideas, competitive advantage: Novarica

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Personal lines carriers in the United States are using insurtech to focus on diverse research and development efforts, analytics, improved self-service capabilities (including mobile platforms) and core systems upgrades with an eye to the future, suggests a new report from

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Soft pricing in global reinsurance market to continue for at least the rest of 2017: Fitch

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The soft pricing in the global reinsurance market will continue for at least the rest of 2017, ratings firm Fitch Ratings said in a report released Monday. “We expect premium rates to continue declining, due to large volumes of under-deployed

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Allianz total revenues up 2.5% to 36.2 billion euros in Q1 2017

May 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Allianz Group has recorded total revenues of 36.2 billion euros in the first quarter of 2017, up 2.5% from 35.4 billion euros in the same quarter last year. All segments contributed to the increase, Allianz said in a press release

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Hannover Re Group net income down 2.4% to 264.8 million euros in 2017 Q1 compared to 2016 Q1

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Group net income for Hannover Re contracted to 264.8 million euros in the first quarter of 2017, but was in line with the prior-year quarter’s exceptionally good results, positioning the reinsurer well for achieving its financial targets this year. Group

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Q1 revenues up 5% at Aon

May 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon plc reported Tuesday its commercial risk solutions revenue of $984 million in the three months ending March 31, up 2% from $961 million during the same period in 2016, while net income, company wide, dropped 9% due in part

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Munich Re’s operating result up to 952 million euros in Q1 2017 from 726 million euros in Q1 2016

May 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Munich Re has reported an increased operating result for the first quarter of 2017, from 726 million euros in Q1 2016 to 952 million euros in the most recent quarter. The reinsurance field of business contributed 466 million euros to

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PERILS estimates property market loss for Cyclone Debbie at AU$1,116 million

May 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Tropical Cyclone Debbie – the initial loss estimate for which PERILS AG puts at AU$1,116 million – “underpins the need for reliable natural catastrophe insurance data for Australia,” suggests Darryl Pidcock, head of PERILS Asia-Pacific. Debbie affected the Australian states

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U.S. P&C insurers report US$4.7 billion net underwriting loss in 2016: Verisk Analytics

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Private property and casualty insurers in the United States suffered a US$4.7 billion net underwriting loss in 2016 following a US$8.9 billion net underwriting gain in 2015, according to ISO, a Verisk Analytics business, and the Property Casualty Insurers Association

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Q1 insurance premiums up 95% at Berkshire Hathaway after adverse development reinsurance agreement with AIG

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. announced Friday it recorded insurance premiums earned of $21.7 billion during the three months ending March 31 – up 95% from $11.1 billion in Q1 2016 -while Cyclone Debbie affected the Omaha, Neb.-based firm’s underwriting result by