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Insurers push for dual-rate approach to Ogden

The change in the Ogden rate prompted surprise and disappointment from insurers. Their hopes for a fairer settlement are now pinned on the next round of reforms, as Christopher Cundy and Paul Walsh report

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US commercial lines business improving, says Fitch

Insurers buoyed by strengthening premiums, but concerns remain over nat cat losses

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2019 Atlantic hurricane season: facing the eye of the storm

Forecasters are predicting a relatively average Atlantic hurricane season, but emerging risks could impact losses in unexpected ways. Paul Walsh and Sarfraz Thind report

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US cyber insurance growth rate slows

Year-on-year premiums climb just 8%

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Glyphosate, opioids and talc - candidates for the next asbestos?

Claims relating to asbestos exposure caused a catastrophic level of losses for the insurance industry. What is the potential for the scenario to be repeated by other chemicals and compounds? Paul Walsh reports

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Specialist reinsurer One Re stops accepting new business

All business is now being channelled through two MGAs

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German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports

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Marine insurance blockchain platform hopes to cut costs, risks and capital

The world's first blockchain platform for the marine insurance sector was launched at the end of May. Paul Walsh sits down with some of the platform's leaders to discuss how it will save costs and reduce risk

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2018 Atlantic hurricane season - the calm after the storm?

Last year's Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most catastrophic in recent memory with insured losses estimated at over $130bn. Now 12 months later and on the first official day of the season, forecasters believe relative calmness awaits. But forecasters are often wrong. Paul Walsh reports.

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"No urgent crisis" for blockchain to solve

Multiple obstacles to adoption of distributed ledger technology, says Fitch report