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Are Mexican insurers becoming more international?

| Gabriel Anguiano | Wednesday 23 April 2014, 4:02PM

Mexican based auto insurer, Qualitas, recently acquired an unnamed Florida based insurer with licences allowing it to operate in 14 states in the US, which suggests that Mexican insurers are becoming more international.

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The 540 billion dollar question

| Garry Booth | Monday 14 April 2014, 6:16PM

$540bn – that’s Aon Benfield’s estimate for global reinsurer capital at December 31, 2013. A broad measure of capital available for insurers to trade risk with, the aggregate sum includes both traditional and alternative forms of reinsurer capital and it shows an increase of 7% over the previous year.

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Food security - recognised by The City

| Trevor Maynard | Monday 31 March 2014, 11:57AM

It was a great honour for the Emerging Risks team at Lloyd's to win the Farsight award for our report on food security at this year’s City of London’s Sustainable City Awards

Trevor Maynard

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Comparing countries - the Lloyd's way

| Lara Green | Tuesday 25 March 2014, 4:10PM

Lloyd’s Market Intelligence team has made significant enhancements to the Lloyd’s Compare Countries product, which provides high level statistics on the economy, insurance market and Lloyd's business in over 200 territories. I caught up with Rob Shearman, Data Analyst in Lloyd’s Market Intelligence team, to understand more.

Lara Green

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Israel: Insuring an innovative nation

| Lara Green | Wednesday 26 February 2014, 2:58PM

With its high concentration of technology firms and innovative start-ups, Israel has the second highest source of innovation after Silicon Valley - as measured by the value of its technology start-ups - and plenty of opportunities for insurers.

Lara Green

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Are 'ghost ships' a threat to the marine industry?

| Andrew Mackenzie | Tuesday 11 February 2014, 10:12AM

In the wake of recent reports concerning the abandoned and drifting Russian cruise ship, the M/V Lyubov Orlova, there has been national concern for the threat that apparent ‘ghost ships’ pose to the maritime industry and international shorelines.

Andrew MacKenzie

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Lloyd's Volume Claims Service - decision time

| David Lang | Monday 03 February 2014, 4:17PM

Monday 3 February 2014 is the day that the Lloyd’s Volume Claims Service enters its next phase. The final contractual and legal pieces have been put in place, the service has been launched and now it is decision time for managing agents.

David Lang

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Claims Transformation Programme - 100,000 claims and counting

| David Lang | Friday 17 January 2014, 3:34PM

As we move into a new year, it is easy to look forward and make plans for things we wish to do. However, it is also instructive to look at what has been achieved to remind ourselves of the benefits of previous hard work.

David Lang

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Reinsurers react as buyers ring the changes

| Garry Booth | Tuesday 07 January 2014, 1:35PM

Reinsurance underwriters’ and buyers’ New Year celebrations traditionally coincide with annual contract renewals. This year, the consensus seems to be that buyers had plenty to celebrate - while reinsurers were left resolving to adjust to a changing market dynamic.

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Removing unexploded weapons of war

| Andrew Mackenzie | Wednesday 18 December 2013, 2:46PM

The marine environment presents a complex challenge for tackling unexploded and derelict weapons of war, and some fundamental risks for marine and offshore energy insurers.

Andrew MacKenzie

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