1805

Japan and Eiopa discuss SII equivalence

Japanese minister in talks in Frankfurt

1804

Lloyd's calls for clarity from FSA on SII timetable

How firms will be treated in 2013 is crucial

1801

FSA Solvency II decision disappoints UK firms

PwC, ABI and Milliman comment on FSA move

1799

FSA confirms split SII deadline

Internal model application window will stay open till mid-2013

1796

RBS, Axa and LV= urge FSA to stick to SII deadline

2013 deadline would mean significant savings for UK insurers, says Marketforce

1743

Solvency proposal for pensions is a "terrible idea"

EC should not treat defined pension schemes as insurance contracts, says CBI

1731

Latest Omnibus II text ignores EU Parliament's draft

But industry will welcome changes on long-term guarantees

1728

NAIC presses on with solvency modernisation

The SMI is only partly related to Europe's move towards Solvency II, says the NAIC. There are similarities between the two which might smooth the path to equivalence between them, but US critics of the SMI could cause delays. Lorna Davies reports.

1723

Wave of consolidation predicted in face of Solvency II

Survey finds that smaller firms may have to quit personal lines because of directive

1705

European restructuring activity expected to rise

Solvency II boosts focus on underperforming lines, PwC run-off survey finds