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Munich Re operating result down in 2016 from 2015, new partnerships could answer changing client demands

March 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Munich Re is looking to set up partnerships that would previously not have been considered, the company reported this week in announcing the group operating result fell 16.5% to 4,025 million euros in 2016 compared to 4,819 million euros in

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Toronto city staff warn of ‘increased risk-taking behaviour’ when combining alcohol with caffeine drinks

March 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto’s board of health will consider Monday a proposal to require organizers of events on city property to “be familiar” with a federal government warning against mixing alcohol with caffeinated energy drinks. Health Canada prohibits the sale of pre-packaged, premixed

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Insurance industry should consider opening up to loyalty marketing: Aite Group

January 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Multiple forces are clearing the way for insurers around the world to make cretive use of loyalty marketing techniques like rewards programs that have historically been the domain of credit cards, travel, lodging and retail, suggests a new Aite Group

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Government of Canada announces plan to ban asbestos by 2018

December 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Thursday that it will ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. According to a statement from the federal government, the comprehensive ban on asbestos will include: Creating new regulations that ban the manufacture, use,

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Swiss Re plans to expand R&D capabilities to efficiently allocate capital into growing risk pools

December 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re’s stronger focus on and investment in research and development (R&D) to identify risk pools, as well as its move to further leverage technology, seeks to meet the twin goals of facilitating enhanced client support and creating competitive advantage.