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Canadian inflation perks up for first time since January, hits 1.2% in July

August 18, 2017 Andy Blatchford - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Inflation picked up its pace last month for the first time since January as the annualized rate accelerated to 1.2 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday. The latest inflation number increased from its June reading of one per

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Greater risk of negative underwriting results for reinsurers predicted by S&P

August 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

With property catastrophe prices dropping during the 2017 renewals, combined with natural catastrophe losses exceeding US$50 billion last year, global reinsurers are at greater risk of having negative underwriting results and will tend to “shy away” from property catastrophe business,

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Insurance Corporation of B.C. financial condition ‘seriously compromised,’ Basic Autoplan needs redesign: EY

July 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The premiums charged by British Columbia’s government-run monopoly provider of basic auto insurance are “not high enough” to cover claims, the system is not sustainable and the cost of the average minor bodily injury claim has risen well beyond the

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Bank of Canada raises interest rate to 0.75% from 0.5%

July 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Bank of Canada announced on Wednesday that it has raised its interest rate for the first time in seven years, to 0.75% from 0.5%. “Recent data have bolstered the Bank’s confidence in its outlook for above-potential growth and the

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Bank of Canada expected to raise its key rate for first time in nearly seven years

July 11, 2017 Craig Wong - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada is expected to raise its key interest rate target for the first time in nearly seven years on Wednesday following signs the economy is well on the road to recovery after the crash in

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“Nearly all” U.K. drivers paying record amounts for car insurance: Association of British Insurers

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Drivers in nearly all age groups in the United Kingdom are paying record amounts for their car insurance and could face further increases unless the government takes action to reduce claims costs, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) warned recently.

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U.S. earthquakes estimated to cost US$6.1 billion annually in building stock losses

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Earthquakes are estimated to cost the United States US$6.1 billion annually in building stock losses, according to an updated report published last week by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The new loss estimate represents a 10% increase over the

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Weaker inflation slows to 1.3%, could weigh on Bank of Canada’s rate decision

June 23, 2017 Andy Blatchford - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Steps by the Bank of Canada to prepare the country for an eventual interest rate hike are bumping up against an inflation rate that has eased up on the accelerator. Weaker year-over-year growth in gasoline prices last month

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Strongest world economic growth expected since 2010: Fitch

June 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The recovery in global economic growth is strengthening and is expected to pick up to 2.9% this year and peak at 3.1% in 2018, the highest rate since 2010, Fitch Ratings said on Monday in its latest Global Economic Outlook

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Canadian CEOs view disruption as an opportunity, report disrupting their sectors: KPMG study

June 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Three-quarters of Canadian CEOs (75%) see disruption as an opportunity for their business, not a threat, and 86% said their business is actively disrupting its sector rather than waiting for disruption by competitors, according to a new survey from audit,

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Reduced market access, regulatory fragmentation and cloud risk accumulation among key industry risks: Swiss Re

June 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Reduced market access, regulatory fragmentation, the return of inflation, cloud risk accumulation and emerging liability legislation for artificial intelligence are just some of the key risks for the re/insurance industry, according to Swiss Re’s 2017 SONAR report. The report, released

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CIBC economist tells insurers how investment returns could be affected by ‘things that go Trump in the night’

April 26, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Interest rates in Canada are predicted to stay “very low by historic standards” through the end of 2019, an economist recently told insurance professionals, while a “movement against globalization” is a concern for one of Canada’s largest carriers. Avery Shenfeld,