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Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. See More
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JPMorgan working with law enforcement officials on possible cyberattack

NEW YORK - JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity, though the bank... See More
Friday
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FEMA denies Hawaii's major disaster declaration request because storm damage not severe enough

HONOLULU - The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle. See More
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Willis Re Canada's Wildbore returns to U.K., replaced by Geoff Lubert

Willis Re Inc. announced Thursday it has appointed Geoff Lubert as managing director and executive vice president of Willis Re Canada, replacing Robert Wildbore. See More
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CPR freight train derails in eastern Saskatchewan, wind may have been factor

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - A Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed in southern Saskatchewan Thursday night. See More
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Quake rattles southern Greece, widely felt in Athens; no immediate damage reports

ATHENS - An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami warnings. See More
Friday
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Lawyers for Lac Megantic accused want charges dropped

MONTREAL - Criminal charges against two men accused in the Lac-Megantic tragedy should be dropped, their union and lawyers argued Thursday. See More
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FBI says it's investigating reports of cyberattacks against U.S. financial institutions

NEW YORK - The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions. See More
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Cristobal to merge with cold front bringing wind, rain to Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX - Hurricane Cristobal has the North Atlantic in its sights. See More
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Desjardins reports P&C insurance premiums up 5.4%, while State Farm acquisition expenses hit combined ratio

Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc. announced Thursday its financial results for the three months ending June 30, reporting a 5.4% increase in direct written premiums and an 86% drop in underwriting income over the second quarter last year. See More
Thursday
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Intact's preliminary estimate for impact of summer storms up to $120 million

The recent severe hailstorm that hit Airdrie, Alberta accounts for the majority of Intact Financial Corporation’s preliminary estimate of $100 million to $120 million in pre-tax financial impact of catastrophe events in July and so far in... See More
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Restoration Contractors Organization of Canada (RCOC) to hold AGM at 2014 PLR Expo

Ottawa, Ontario – PLR Expo Services is announcing that the Restoration Contractors Organization of Canada (RCOC) will be holding their AGM at the venue of this year’s PLR Expo. The PLR Exp... See More
Thursday
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Toronto City Council asks province to consider 'limits' on property insurance premium increases

A motion Tuesday from Toronto City Council, asking the Ontario government to consider regulating property insurance premiums, shows "a lack of understanding" of insurance as a "risk transfer mechanism," an official with the Insurance Bureau of... See More
Wednesday
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Hurricane Cristobal heads toward Bermuda after drenching other islands with heavy rains

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Cristobal moved slowly toward Bermuda after drenching Atlantic and Caribbean islands with heavy rains, causing flooding that officials blamed for at least five deaths. See More
Wednesday
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Global warming already dangerous, risks being irreversible, says new UN global warming report

WASHINGTON - Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. See More
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Disaster losses of $21 billion in first half of 2014 below previous 10-year average: Swiss Re

Insurance carriers covered $21 billion in natural catastrophes and man-made disasters during the first half of 2014, Swiss Re Ltd. reported Wednesday. See More
Wednesday
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Global reinsurers' mid-year 2014 underwriting results profitable, but pressured: Fitch

Global reinsurers underwriting results were profitable for the first half of 2014 despite deterioration as a result of increased non-cat property losses and a higher underlying run-rate loss ratio, notes a new report issued Tuesday by Fitch... See More
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Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

JPMorgan working with law enforcement officials on possible cyberattack

NEW YORK - JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity, though the bank...

FEMA denies Hawaii's major disaster declaration request because storm damage not severe enough

HONOLULU - The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.

Willis Re Canada's Wildbore returns to U.K., replaced by Geoff Lubert

Willis Re Inc. announced Thursday it has appointed Geoff Lubert as managing director and executive vice president of Willis Re Canada, replacing Robert Wildbore.

CPR freight train derails in eastern Saskatchewan, wind may have been factor

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - A Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed in southern Saskatchewan Thursday night.

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Restoration Contractors Organization of Canada (RCOC) to hold AGM at 2014 PLR Expo

Ottawa, Ontario – PLR Expo Services is announcing that the Restoration Contractors Organization of Canada (RCOC) will be holding their AGM at the venue of this year’s PLR Expo. The PLR Exp...

STRONE Windsor to Host Charity BBQ and Open House on September 4th

Management and staff at STRONE Windsor are looking forward to hosting local insurance professionals Thursday, September 4th. A Charity BBQ and Open House will be held at 9009 Twin Oaks Drive from 11 ...

Unica remains a Full Partner of the Broker Identity Program for 2014

The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) is pleased to announce that Unica Insurance Inc. (Unica) has maintained its support of the Broker Identity Program at the Full Partner level. The Pr...

SCM Insurance Services Acquires Granite Divisions to Become a Leading Force in the Canadian Insurance Services Industry

Edmonton, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario - SCM Insurance Services ("SCM") today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the property and casualty ("P&C") businesses of Granite Global...

The Digital Edition of The Ontario Broker (IBAO) magazine’s August 2014 issue

The Ontario Broker (IBAO) magazine’s August 2014 issue Digital Edition   ➝ “THE TOP 10 ISSUE: Recognizing Excellence”     Digital Edition below ↓ Archived...

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