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Hot property! Australia faces up to un-insurability threat

Record costs of recurring natural catastrophes risk turning property re/insurance in Australia into a niche product for low-risk homes, finds David Walker

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Australian floods dominate Talanx's Q1 losses

Claims from European storms and Australian floods shatter Q1 large-loss budget

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Talanx hit by largest ever nat cat losses in 2021

The German re/insurer also says it has a low direct exposure to Russia and Ukraine

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Nat cats push Talanx to edge of 2020 large loss budget

Financial impacts of storm Bernd and hurricane Ida on the German re/insurer revealed

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Germany plots the transit from transitionals

Some life insurers rely on Solvency II's transitional measures to ensure their continued existence. But paradoxically, that does not mean they will fail without them, as David Walker explains

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Talanx injected capital into Italian unit as solvency went sub-120% in 2020

Actions in H1 revealed in HDI Assicurazioni's SFCR

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Talanx warns of €300m in net flood costs for Q3

Group net income rose 68% year on year in H1 - and costs from Covid-19 more than halved

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How much is IFRS 17 costing the insurance industry?

Insurers are 19 months away from having to implement the new contract accounting standard and it is already costing them more than anticipated. Cintia Cheong finds out why

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Governments win in Covid-19 trade credit reinsurance programmes

Governments have profited from the support they offered trade credit insurers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Insurers say they have no regrets, but are looking forward to the end of state aid. David Walker reports

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Country profile: Germany

Europe's third-largest insurance industry has survived the coronavirus pandemic so far, but continues to be plagued by low rates and poor profitability in motor and home cover, as David Walker describes in this special report featuring interviews with BaFin's Frank Grund and GDV's Jörg Asmussen