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Insurers update numbers from terrorist attacks while liability debate looms

September 20, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

More than a week after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, insurers and reinsurers are still trying to tally exposures. Munich Re, amongst the hardest hit, estimates losses could reach US$1.95 billion pretax, the largest single

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Atlantic Canadians hold low perception of insurance costs

September 10, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

A research study conducted by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) of the insuring buying public in Atlantic Canada suggests that over 85% of those surveyed believe that the property and casualty insurance industry continues to be profitable. Last year,

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Industry’s ROE slips again on rising claims (August 27, 2001)

August 27, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s property and casualty insurers came home with a meager 2.6% return on equity (ROE) for the 12-month period to end June this year. The latest quarterly financial figures released by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) show a 70%

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Allstate sells European auto business

June 20, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

U.S. based insurer Allstate has announced plans to sell its European auto insurance business to London’s Direct Line, a subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Scotland. The decision to unload the German and Italian direct auto business follows Allstate’s departure

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Dominion president calls for B.C. auto insurance deregulation by 2003

June 18, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

Speaking at the recently held AGM of the Insurance Brokers Association of British Columbia (IBABC) in Kelowna, George Cooke of the Dominion of Canada General Insurance Co. praised the "unwavering commitment" of the province’s new premier Gordon Campbell to increase

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Insurers battle against rising claims tide

June 12, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian property and casualty insurance industry achieved a dismal 3.8% return on equity for the last four consecutive quarters through to the end of March 2001, according to the latest preliminary financial figures released by the Insurance Bureau of

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Kingsway enters U.S. alliance and announces public offering

June 11, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

Specialty risk insurer Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (TSE: KFS) has entered into an "alliance" with Texas-based auto insurer Reliant American Group Inc. "We see a lot of potential for the distribution of Reliant American’s commercial auto, garage liability and general

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Quebec minister decries high-powered cars

June 7, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

Quebec’s Transport Minister Guy Chevrette says auto manufacturers are creating a highway hazard by building more powerful engines in cars. At a news conference, Chevrette says that the federal government should step in to limit the power of car engines

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ON THE RIGHT TRACK

May 1, 2001 Vikki Spencer

A recent decision by the Newfoundland Public Utilities Board has created the platform for a “sure victory” for the property and casualty insurance industry’s Facility Association (FA). This development has also produced a heady start for Stan Griffin, the current

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U.S. not out of woods

May 1, 2001 by Canadian Underwriter

While rates are on the rise, the price correction may not be enough to counter the U.S. industry’s expense problems, says a new report by A.M. Best. Figures from the last quarter of 2000, as well as yearend results, show