insuranceNEWS.com.au http://www.insurancenews.com.au/ General insurance and financial services news from Australia and around the world en-au admin@insurancenews.com.au Copyright 2018 Insurers brace for ‘hard Brexit’ http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/insurers-brace-for-hard-brexit http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/insurers-brace-for-hard-brexit British insurers are activating Brexit contingency measures as time runs out for the UK and European Union to adopt legally binding transition plans…

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California wildfire sets record as losses mount http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/california-wildfire-sets-record-as-losses-mount http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/california-wildfire-sets-record-as-losses-mount A wildfire in California has become the largest in the state’s history, as several uncontrolled blazes cause damage to homes and businesses amid record-breaking summer temperatures…

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European fires, drought take $5 billion toll http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/european-fires-drought-take-5-billion-toll http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/european-fires-drought-take-5-billion-toll Drought and wildfires in Europe are likely to cause at least $US4 billion of damage, according to Impact Forecasting’s monthly catastrophe report…

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:13:00 +1000
Australia lifts Zurich first-half earnings http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/australia-lifts-zurich-first-half-earnings http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/australia-lifts-zurich-first-half-earnings Swiss-based Zurich Group increased its first-half net income by 19% to $US1.8 billion, partly on the back of strong performance in the Australian market…

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:13:00 +1000
Man-made disasters dent Munich Re Q2 http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/man-made-disasters-dent-munich-re-q2 http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/man-made-disasters-dent-munich-re-q2 Munich Re’s second-quarter net profit fell 0.6% to €728 million amid a sharp rise in claims due to man-made disasters…

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Liberty profits as cat losses ease http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/liberty-profits-as-cat-losses-ease http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/liberty-profits-as-cat-losses-ease Liberty Mutual’s profit jumped in the second quarter on the sale of a life business, increased revenue and a more benign natural catastrophe environment…

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