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Fairfax to acquire Brit Insurance for £1.22bn

Latest in series of major M&A deals

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PartnerRe and Axis to merge in $11bn deal

Tumbling premiums fuelling wave of consolidation in reinsurance sector

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RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9bn

Will create US specialty and casualty powerhouse

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Reinsurance capital remains strong despite 3% drop

Down to $455bn because of heavy cat losses, says Aon Benfield

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Catlin sees 83% profit tumble from nat cats

Insurer losses mount after year of unprecedented hits

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Understanding loss creep

Many re/insurance companies have increased their original loss estimates for this year's catastrophes in Japan and New Zealand - some dramatically. Helen Yates looks at the difficulties of gauging the size of earthquake claims and asks how damaging "loss creep" can be.

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Platinum estimates $112.4m cat loss

Firm has increased losses by $98.3m for the first and second quarters

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Cat bond triggered by Japan quake

By Reuters News

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Japan quake likely to be biggest ever for insured losses

Tohoku will cost re/insurers more than any other earthquake in history