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Update: Taiwan Bridge Collapse Claims 5 Lives with 1 Person Missing

Searchers in Taiwan have recovered five bodies and are looking for one more person missing from three fishing boats that were struck when a bridge collapsed into the water below, authorities said Wednesday. The National Fire Agency said two of …

Bridge in Eastern Taiwan Collapses; Divers Search for Victims

A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel, including divers were …

Engineers Struggled for 24 Hours to Prevent Laos Dam Collapse; at Least 19 Dead

As the search continues in Laos for hundreds of people still missing in deadly floods caused by a collapsed dam, the South Korean firm helping to build the damaged hydropower project said it warned the government and began evacuating villages …

ACE Appoints Future Leadership Team for P&C Business in Asia Pacific

ACE Group announced the future commercial property & casualty leadership team for the new Chubb Group in Asia Pacific. These appointments will take effect upon completion of the acquisition of Chubb, which is expected in the first quarter of 2016. …

ACE Announces Future Leadership Team for Global Surety Business Unit

ACE Ltd. announced the leadership team it has appointed for the company’s Global Surety business unit, which will take effect upon completion of the acquisition of Chubb, expected in the first quarter of 2016. As previously announced, Stephen Haney will …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Fills 2 Key Positions in Singapore

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced two appointments to its leadership and underwriting team in Asia, naming Malin Fredriksson as Asia regional head of first party lines, and Kiran Prakash as Asia regional head of engineering and construction, both based …