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49 min ago | Business Insurance

China: Property insurance premiums up 16.14% in first quarter of 2014

China's property insurance premiums for the first three months of 2014 amounted to 175.7 billion Chinese yuan , up 16.14% year on year, figures from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission show.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News

5 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

Mega Brands shareholders vote to approve US$460-million takeover by Mattel

A total of 99.96 per cent of shareholders in Canada's only publicly traded toy maker endorsed the deal Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Mattel, Toys, Fairfax Financial Holdings

6 hrs ago | Business Insurance

Brown & Brown profit drops to $52.4M in 2014 first quarter

Net income for the first quarter of 2014 dipped 12.8% from the prior-year period to $52.4 million despite growth in overall revenue, insurance brokerage Brown & Brown Inc. reported Tuesday.

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10 hrs ago | Reuters

Euro zone private sector on strong footing but still slashing prices: PMIs

The euro zone's private sector has started the second quarter on its strongest footing in nearly three years, but burgeoning new orders were again mainly buoyed by firms cutting prices, surveys showed on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Pmi Group Inc

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

The new notes' rat... )--Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, today announced that it is offering to sell, subject to market and other conditions... )--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB-' rating on the following Kerrville Health Facilities Development Corporation bonds, issued on behalf of Sid Peterson ... (more)

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Related Topix: Telecom, PCTel, Software, Banking, Financial Services, UMB Financial, Progressive Corporation, HCA, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Nanaimo Daily News

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange

Bombardier Inc. . Aerospace. Up two cents, or 0.50 per cent, to $4.03 on eight million shares.

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Related Topix: Bombardier, Aerospace-Defense, Manulife Financial

The Wall Street Journal

Top Insurance CEO Steps Up Call for Extending Terrorism Insurance Program

U.S. lawmakers could cause a "tremendous level of economic pain" if they fail to extend the federal government's terrorism insurance program, a top insurance industry executive said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Marsh and Mclennan Companies

InsuranceTech

What Omnichannel Really Means in Insurance

Is omnichannel just the latest buzzword in the insurance industry, or is there real substance behind the concept? You have to admit that it sounds pretty cool.

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The Motley Fool

11 Things in Your House Making Warren Buffett Money

Including partially owned businesses, Buffett has collected some of the best and most recognizable brands in the world.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Business Wire, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Empire Group, Investment Services, Fruit of the Loom, Apparel

Business Journal

Liberty Mutual hiring across Phoenix

Liberty Mutual Insurance is adding more than 200 jobs in the Phoenix area during 2014.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

'Churning' plagues life insurance industry

"It is clearly difficult for many financial planners to act objectively and in their client's best interests."

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Business Times

Baring agrees to sell Net Japan holding to Orix Corp

Baring said in a statement that it was selling the stake to Orix without disclosing the value of the deal.

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Related Topix: Japan, Asia, World News, Orix Corporation

ABC News

Caterpillar CEO's Compensation Cut to $12 Million

Caterpillar Inc. cut the value of its CEO's pay package by 32 percent to $12 million in 2013, a year when the heavy machinery maker saw its profits fall by a third, according to an Associated Press analysis.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Construction, Caterpillar, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services

Business Insurance

Aspen, Endurance exchange fire in hostile takeover battle

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. responded swiftly Monday morning to a letter from Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. to its shareholders on Sunday reiterating the reinsurer's criticism and rejection of Endurance's $3.2 billion hostile takeover offer.

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Related Topix: Endurance Specialty Holdings

WDWB-TV Southfield

Watch This: Massive Jenga Game Played Using 600-Pound Blocks and Five CAT Excavators

Caterpillar Incorporated used five pieces of heavy equipment to play what may be the biggest Jenga game in the world with a tower of 600-pound blocks.

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Related Topix: Caterpillar, Manufacturing, Construction

AmericanBankingNews.com

W.R. Berkley Corp. (WRB) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday

W.R. Berkley Corp. is set to post its Q114 quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 22nd.

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Related Topix: WR Berkley

Sulekha.com

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Jackson Heights, New York, NYRoom For SharingLooking for a male roommate to share one bedroom in a 3 bedroom 2 bath apartment.

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Related Topix: Jackson-Heights, NY, Home Listing, Home, MetLife

Daily Monitor

Insurance competition remains minimal despite 30% growth

Kampala- Despite the insurance industry growing by 30.08 per cent last year, competition among industry players remains minimal, with huge disparities visible in terms of written premiums.

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Related Topix: Uganda, Africa, World News

PR-inside.com

Germany life insurance market: Largest segment of total insurance industry

The life insurance segment registered a negative annual growth rate due to the impact of the European sovereign debt crisis in 2011.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Walk of Hope April 27 in Leominster

Beacon of Hope Community Services will host its 22nd annual Walk for Hope April 27 at the Knights of Columbus, 484 Lancaster St. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by the 5-mile walk at 9 a.m. The first 100 walkers to register will receive a free T-shirt.

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Related Topix: Leominster, MA, Knights of Columbus

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