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Snow, Ice Disrupt pre-Christmas Travel in Europe; Many Flights Cancelled

December 20, 2010 - Europe saw little respite on Sunday from the Arctic conditions that closed airports and disrupted travel over the weekend before Christmas, traditionally one of the busiest times of the year....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/12/20/115788.htm

AXA Sues ING in New York over 2008 Mexican Insurance Sale

November 30, 2010 - A unit of French insurer AXA has sued an arm of Dutch insurer ING in New York state court, alleging ING misrepresented the financial health of a Mexican insurance company it sold to AXA in 2008....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/11/30/115238.htm

Melting Siberian Permafrost Raises Tricky Climate Issue

November 23, 2010 - The Russian scientist shuffles across the frozen lake, scuffing aside ankle-deep snow until he finds a cluster of bubbles trapped under the ice. With a cigarette lighter in one hand and a knife in...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/11/23/115113.htm

ING Plans Europe, U.S. Insurance IPOs

November 10, 2010 - Dutch bancassurance group ING said on Wednesday it planned two initial public offerings, rather than one, for its insurance activities as part of a mandatory split-up imposed because of its state...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/11/10/114754.htm

Sources Report SCOR, RGA in Race to Acquire Aegon’s Transamerica Re

October 29, 2010 - French reinsurer SCOR Group and Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) are in the race to buy Dutch insurer Aegon NV's Transamerica Reinsurance unit, sources familiar with the matter said. The auction,...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/10/29/114484.htm

Torus Completes Acquisition of Glacier Insurance AG

July 1, 2010 - Torus has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Glacier Insurance AG from the Glacier Group [See IJ web site - https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/05/04/109510.htm...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/07/01/111218.htm

Volcanic Ash Grounds European Flights

May 17, 2010 - Volcanic ash from Iceland caused widespread disruption at airports in Britain and other parts of northern Europe on Monday, grounding 1,000 flights and delaying hundreds of thousands of passengers,...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/05/17/109881.htm

Libyan Jet Crash Kills 103; Dutch Boy Sole Survivor

May 13, 2010 - A Libyan Airbus jet crashed early on Wednesday as it tried to land at Tripoli airport, killing 103 people on board and leaving a Dutch boy the sole survivor, Libyan officials said. The Airbus...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/05/13/109793.htm

Torus Acquires Glacier Insurance

May 4, 2010 - Torus announced that it has acquired Glacier Insurance AG, a subsidiary of the Glacier Group. The transaction is expected to be completed in May, 2010, subject to relevant regulatory approvals....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/05/04/109510.htm

Flights Resume in Parts of Europe

April 20, 2010 - Flights from large parts of Europe are set to resume on Tuesday under a deal agreed by the European Union to free up airspace closed by a cloud of ash hurled into the sky by an Icelandic volcano....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/04/20/109131.htm

Why Is Volcanic Ash a Threat to Planes?

April 15, 2010 - A cloud of volcanic ash drifting eastward from Iceland has halted flights across northern Europe, causing widespread disruption. Below are some questions and answers on the aviation risk. What is...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/04/15/109052.htm

Reyes Named as Zurich’s New Chief Investment Officer

April 2, 2010 - Zurich Financial Services Group has announced the appointment of Cecilia Reyes, 51, a Swiss and Philippine citizen, as Chief Investment Officer and member of the Group Executive Committee,...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/04/02/108685.htm

Torus Appoints Guesde to Lead European Casualty

January 26, 2010 - Torus has appointed Thomas Guesde as Senior Vice President of its new European Casualty platform. His appointment follows Torus' launch of its operations in Continental European in September 2009....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/01/26/106869.htm

Willis Appoints New Netherlands CEO

November 10, 2009 - Willis Europe BV, a division of Willis Group Holdings Limited, announced the appointment of Niek Post as Chief Executive Officer of its Dutch operations, effective immediately. He is based in...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2009/11/10/105212.htm

ING to Split Banking and Insurance Operations under EU Pressure

October 26, 2009 - Dutch bancassurer ING will split in two, transforming itself into a smaller European lender in the most striking example yet of the deep changes that EU policymakers want to force on banks that...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2009/10/26/104811.htm

Indonesia Halts Search for Earthquake Survivors; Focus Turns to Relief Efforts

October 6, 2009 - Rescue workers called off the search Monday for life under the rubble left by a massive earthquake, focusing instead on bringing aid to survivors in the towns and hills of western Indonesia,...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2009/10/06/104324.htm

Lloyd’s Insurer Jubilee Launches New Brand Consolidation Plan

September 17, 2009 - The specialist Lloyd's insurer Jubilee Managing Agency Limited announced the launch of a new brand across its operations, which it said reflects "the company's strategic plans to expand and grow...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2009/09/17/103818.htm

Amlin to Buy Fortis Dutch Corporate Insurance Unit; S&P, Best Comment

June 4, 2009 - The UK's Amlin plc announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fortis Corporate Insurance N.V. (FCI), an important provider of corporate P/C insurance in the Netherlands and Belgium,...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2009/06/04/101091.htm

Time Seen Tight for ING Asset Sales

May 18, 2009 - Dutch financial group ING made clear this week it was not in any particular rush to complete its planned €8 billion [$10.8 billion] of asset sales -- but to hear analysts and bankers tell it,...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2009/05/18/100586.htm

Toy Makers Settle Lead-Contaminated Toy Lawsuit

December 5, 2008 - California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo have reached a settlement with Mattel Inc. and several other toy makers that will "safeguard...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2008/12/05/96065.htm