Czech Republic News

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Completes Purchase of Minority Stake in Prague’s Renomia

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced it has completed its acquisition of a minority stake in Renomia a.s., the Prague, Czech Republic-based broker. Financial terms of the deal, which was first announced in June 2019, were not disclosed. Founded in …

Arthur J. Gallagher to Acquire Minority Stake in Prague-Based Broker Renomia

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced it has signed an agreement to purchase a minority stake in Prague-based Renomia. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019. Financial details of …

Record Flooding Impacts Southeast Europe: AIR Analysis

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Southeast Europe is experiencing record levels of flooding after three months’ worth of rain fell in just three days. The report cited the “many landslides” that have covered roads, homes, and villages, as …

East Germany Prepares for Dam Bursts as Prague Begins Clean-Up

As the people of Prague started to clean up after three days of flooding, residents in the eastern German cities of Dresden, Halle and Meissen were bolstering their defenses against the torrents of water still surging from the Vltava, Mulde …

Central Europe Hit by Rains, Floods and Landslides: AIR Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide has released a report on the current heavy rains and floods that have inundated large parts of Central Europe during the past several weeks, causing “some of the worst floods seen in the area in …

MetLife to Acquire Aviva’s Czech, Hungarian, Romanian Operations

MetLife, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire the life insurance businesses of UK-based Aviva plc in the Czech Republic (Aviva Czech Life) and Hungary (Aviva Hungary Life), and its life insurance and pension businesses in Romania (Aviva Romania …

Chubb Program Expedites Clinical Trials in Czech Rep., Hungary, Portugal

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies announced that it has added the Czech Republic, Hungary and Portugal to its WORLDcert program, a proprietary online system that instantly generates certificates of insurance in 152 countries. The system enables life sciences companies …

Lloyd’s Warns of ‘Increasing Stress’ on Water Resources

“Water scarcity is a pressing problem around the world – and not just in countries that have an arid climate,” warned Lloyd’s in its latest 360 Risk Insight report. “Water is a critical resource in mature economies, as a commodity …

Aon Benfield Cat Report for November Highlights Cold and Floods

In its latest monthly assessment of the world’s catastrophes for November Aon Benfield highlights the first winter weather event of the season across Europe with “notable affects.” the report, published by the company’s Impact Forecasting team, who evaluate global natural …

Northern Europe Counts Costs of Early Winter Weather

Heavy snow caused travel chaos across much of northern Europe on Thursday, keeping London’s Gatwick airport closed for a second day and disrupting road and rail travel in France, Germany and Switzerland. Days of sub-zero temperatures and snow in Britain, …