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Rise in premium growth plus low insurance spells opportunity for Asia Pacific, Aon Benfield says

Aon Benfield, a global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc, has launched its Welcome to Pacific guide, which examines sixteen of the region’s growing insurance and reinsurance markets to identify growth opportunities. See More
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Saskatchewan bill contains major changes to market conduct and unfair practices: McMillan LLP

Saskatchewan’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General has introduced Bill 177, which will implement the new Insurance Act and repeal the Saskatchewan Insurance Act. The bill contains significant changes to address market conduct and... See More
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Google Compare Auto Insurance launched in California

Google Compare Auto Insurance launched on Thursday, which the company billed as “an easier way to shop for car insurance.” See More
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Combined ratio improves 2.5 points in 2014 for reinsurer SCOR

French reinsurer SCOR SE released Thursday its financial results for 2014, reporting a 2.7% increase in gross written premiums in global property & casualty, a 2.5-point drop in its combined ratio and a 6.7% decline in net income. See More
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Warming temperatures implicated in recent California droughts, say researchers from Stanford University

Rising temperatures in California, which have climbed to record highs as a result of climate change, are to blame for more frequent droughts in the region in the last two decades, said scientists from Stanford University. See More
9 hours ago
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Aviva plc operating profit before tax up 6% to £2,173 million in 2014; severe weather still a concern in the Canadian market

Aviva plc saw operating profit before tax increase to £2,173 million in 2014, up 6% from £2,049 million, note preliminary financial results released Thursday. See More
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SPECS Limited – New office in Quebec City opening soon

Edmonton, AB – SPECS Limited, the country’s leading provider of independent property damage and consulting services is pleased to announce a new office location.  Our second office in... See More
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Zurich Strengthens Canadian Team With Two Key Appointments

(French text follows below) TORONTO, ON, March 5, 2015 – Zurich Canada, a leading commercial property and casualty insurer, has announced two key management appointments that strengthen its cap... See More
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CRU Seminar Opens with Environmental Presentation

Environmental Claims Specialist, Mr. Oland Robinson, and Senior Toxicologist for CTEH, Dr. Paul Nony will open the CRU Spring Seminar in Toronto next week at the Delta Markham Hotel. Mr. Robinson&rsq... See More
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Federal bill increasing absolute liability to $1 billion for nuclear operators, offshore energy, passes Senate

Canada's Energy Safety and Security Act - which increases to $1 billion the absolute liability for nuclear operators and offshore petroleum producers - recently passed third reading in the Senate, paving the way for the bill to be signed into... See More
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Pipeline explodes in Fort Saskatchewan after being hit by track hoe, no injuries reported

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, Alta. - Fire crews are trying to determine what kind of gas is leaking in an industrial area east of Edmonton following what is being called a small pipeline breach and explosion. See More
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Cybersecurity awareness top of mind for internal auditors: Protiviti

A study from global consulting firm Protiviti said that while many organizations rate themselves as less than “very effective” at addressing their cybersecurity risks, the results are significantly better for organizations in which... See More
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Cyber attacks and data loss key concerns for supply chain relationships

Third-party security is a top business concern for enterprises, but there is a steep disconnect in resources available to adequately and objectively manage this security, suggested a new study released on Tuesday. See More
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Extreme cold in eastern North America fourth-costliest natural catastrophe in 2014: Munich Re

The unusually cold winter last year in the eastern United States and Canada was the fourth costliest natural catastrophe worldwide in 2014 for the insurance industry, while a hail storm that hit Airdrie, Alberta last August made Munich... See More
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Totten Insurance Group acquires Quebec-based wholesaler National Brokerage Services

Totten Insurance Group, a national insurance managing general agency, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the shares of National Brokerage Services S.C.N. Inc. (NBS), a Montreal-based commercial insurance wholesaler. See More
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Airlines ban rechargeable battery shipments as evidence of fire, explosion risks mount

WASHINGTON - Some of the world’s largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires. See More
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Falling oil prices a top political risk in emerging markets: Aon risk map

Aon Risk Solutions’ 2015 Political Risk Map, which portrays risks in emerging markets, shows that the top political risk is the increasing instability in already-fragile oil-producing countries as a consequence of the low oil price. See More
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Performance Demonstrated. Every day. On Side hits home with the insurance industry

On Side Restoration continues to showcase its commitment to their plans for growth, process improvements and achieving ‘best-in-class’ customer service objectives. Now in the first quarter... See More
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New Technology and Data – the Effects on Claims Processes

CatIQ (Catastrophe Indices and Quantification) and AIA (Academy of Insurance Adjusting) will co-present an educational program at the upcoming CRU Insurance Seminar, Thursday, March 12th at the Delta ... See More
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