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Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
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Executive Director, ICAN
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Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
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Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
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Insurers Aviva and Friends Life have agreed terms for a possible all-share merger, with Aviva offering Friends shareholders a 15% premium for a 26%
Airline insurers could be set to hike their premiums for aircraft which are involved in hostile acts as the industry faces its most expensive year
Josef Ackermann has resigned as chairman of Zurich Insurance over the apparent suicide of its chief financial officer, Pierre Wauthier.
Dutch financial group ING’s suffered a 39 percent drop in quarterly net profit at 788 million euros.
It was hit by a 98 million euro loss from its
German insurance company Allianz faces a big bill for compensation payments following the deadly train crash in northern Spain – that includes death
Chinese insurer Ping An has bought the landmark London home of insurance market Lloyds of London for the equivalent of 300 million euros.
Aviva has confirmed it will cut as many as 2,000 jobs worldwide over the next six months – six percent of its workforce.
It is the latest cost
Britain’s largest insurance company, Prudential, has been fined the equivalent of 35 million euros over its failed attempt to buy Asian rival
Britain’s biggest high-street bank Lloyds says it has set aside the equivalent of another 1.75 billion euros to compensate customers who were wrongly
Italy’s biggest insurer Generali has ended the uncertainty over its strategy in Eastern Europe.
It has decided to take full control of GPH, the
HSBC is selling its stake in China’s Ping An Insurance for 7.2 billion euros.
The buyer is CP group, a conglomerate controlled by Thailand’s
The European Commission has agreed to make the separation of ING’s banking and insurance activities a little easier.
The Dutch group has been given
Dutch bank and insurer ING is likely to sell its Asian insurance division in several separate deals to get the best price.
Reportedly the offers
The Lloyd’s of London insurance market has reduced its exposure “as much as possible” to the eurozone in case the bloc’s currency collapses.
Aviva, Britain’s second biggest insurance company, is the latest to be shaken up by the so-called Shareholder Spring.
Andrew Moss, its chief
HSBC is selling its insurance businesses to France’s AXA and Australia’s QBE.
The price is the equivalent of 696 million euros in cash.
It is the
France’s national health insurance agency says it is to sue the boss of breast implant maker PIP, Jean-Claude Mas.
The French health minister says
Lloyd’s of London’s profits have been swallowed up and washed away by an unprecedented series of natural disasters.
The insurance market’s
For the insurance industry this year has already been the most expensive for natural disasters in the history of the world, mostly because of the
The latest estimate has put the bill for the damage in the UK at 100 million pounds – that is 113 million euros.
Insurers face paying out a fortune
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