Articles by Noor Zainab Hussain

Insurance Adjuster Reports 90% of Notre Dame Cathedral Treasure Saved from Fire

Some 90 percent of the priceless relics and art works housed within the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral were saved from Monday’s devastating fire as contingency plans to evacuate the treasures worked, a leading insurance adjuster said on Wednesday. Insurance adjuster …

Government and Benefactors, Not Insurers, to Bear Cost of Notre Dame Rebuilding

Major European insurers expect France to bear the bulk of the cost of rebuilding the Notre-Dame Cathedral after a fire tore through the eight-centuries-old Paris landmark on Monday. The cost of a likely multi-year restoration project could itself take a …

Insurers Face Big Claims from Victims’ Families After Boeing 737 MAX Crash: Sources

Boeing Co.’s insurers face big claims from families of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, coming less than six months after the crash of the same type of Boeing aircraft in Indonesia, insurance and aviation sources said. An Ethiopian …

Insurer Lancashire to Use Lloyd’s EU Hub in Brussels After Brexit

Property and casualty insurer Lancashire Holdings Ltd will use insurance market Lloyd’s of London’s European Union hub in Brussels after Britain leaves the European Union, its top boss told Reuters. “We have negotiated with Lloyd’s and we will write businesses …

Global Malware Attack Could Cost Insurers $27 Billion

A coordinated global cyber attack, spread through malicious email, could cause economic damages anywhere between $85 billion and $193 billion, a hypothetical scenario developed as a stress test for risk management showed. Insurance claims after such an attack would range …

Reinsurance Prices Drop – Despite 2018’s Big Natural Catastrophe Losses: JLT Re

JLT Re’s global property-catastrophe reinsurance index fell 1.2 percent in Jan. 1 policy renewals, the broker said on Wednesday, dashing the industry’s hopes of higher reinsurance premiums after a second straight year of big losses. Reinsurance prices, chiefly set in …

UK Companies Prepare for Disorderly Brexit and Supply Chain Disruptions

British companies selling everything from washing machines to flights, food and mortgages plan to spend tens of millions of pounds in case the political brinkmanship gripping the country leads to a disorderly Brexit. With barely four months until the world’s …

Russia World Cup Insurance Premiums Rise on Risks of Terrorism, Hooliganism

The risk of terror attacks and damage from hooligans has pushed up premiums for businesses and players buying insurance for the soccer World Cup in Russia compared to the previous event in Brazil, brokers and insurers say. The insured value …

More School Districts Buying Active Shooter Insurance

Insurance broker Paul Marshall can count on his phone ringing in the aftermath of a school shooting. Since the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school, where 17 people were killed and more than a dozen injured, seven South …

North-South Korea Tensions, Cyber Threats Worry Insurers of Olympics

If South Korea’s Winter Olympics go off without a hitch this month, organizers will not be alone in toasting success. Their insurers will also be celebrating a tidy profit. The Games are being staged about two hours’ drive from one …