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  • Insurers rush to site of ship capsized on China's Yangtze Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:43 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, June 3- PICC Property and Casualty Co Ltd, the insurer of a ship that capsized in China's Yangtze river on Monday, and other insurers have sent teams to the site to settle claims in connection with what could be the country's worst shipping accident in decades. Divers searched the capsized Eastern Star on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of...

  • The outlook for London luxury property Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    The outlook for London luxury property

    What's the long-term outlook for London's luxury property market after the Conservative victory? Jeremy McGivern, founder of Mercury Homesearch, explains.

  • HONG KONG, May 3- Fosun International Ltd, an investment company controlled by Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang, said it had offered to buy the 80 percent it does not already own in U.S. insurer Ironshore Inc for $1.8 billion. The move follows Fosun's decision to buy a 20 percent stake in the casualty and property insurer for $464 million in August 2014 in a bid to...

  • Genworth Financial profit falls 16 pct Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 5:29 PM ET

    April 28- Life and mortgage insurer Genworth Financial Inc reported a 16 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by lower operating income from its global mortgage insurance unit. Net profit attributable to common shareholders in the first quarter ended March 31 fell to $154 million, or 31 cents per share, from $184 million, or 37 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Prepare for rise in US house prices Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Prepare for rise in US house prices

    Shari Olefson, director of The Carnegie Group, says there's no question that we'll see a rise in U.S. home prices at a slow, but steady, rate.

  • ACCUSED FLASH CRASH TRADER SARAO BAIL SURETY SET AT 5.05 MILLION POUNDS- UK COURT.

  • *Q1 operating profit $2.53/ share, a cent below estimate. *Pretax net investment income down about 20 pct to $592 mln. April 21- Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc's quarterly net profit fell 21 percent, narrowly missing analysts' estimates, as low interest rates and a drop in value of its energy investments squeezed the company's net investment income.

  • April 21- Property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a 21 percent fall in quarterly net profit due to lower net investment income and a drop in underwriting gains. The company said net income fell to $833 million, or $2.55 per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, from $1.05 billion, or $2.95 per share, a year earlier. Pretax net investment income...

  • UK housing supply and demand imbalance Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    UK housing supply and demand imbalance

    Ahead of the UK elections, Miles Shipside, housing market analyst at Rightmove, talks about the mansion tax debate and the U.K. housing sector in general.

  • Is the property market booming or bubbling? Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Is the property market booming or bubbling?

    Peter Hobbs, research managing director at MSCI,discusses property markets across the world.

  • Investing in European real estate Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    Investing in European real estate

    Eric Assimakopoulos, founder and managing partner at Revetas Capital, says that investors are looking to Central and Eastern Europe for value in the property market.

  • The health of the US housing sector Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    The health of the US housing sector

    Shari Olefson, director of The Carnegie Group, talks about the opportunities and pitfalls in the U.S. housing sector right now.

  • Are UK house prices on the rise? Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Are UK house prices on the rise?

    Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, discusses house prices in the U.K. and how they vary.

  • MUNICH, Feb 26- German insurer Allianz raised its dividend by less than expected after earnings in its core property and casualty insurance businesses lagged and asset management stalled following client defections at its U.S. unit Pimco. Shares in Europe's largest insurer fell more than 3 percent on Thursday and were the biggest decliners in Germany's blue...

  • The health of the U.S. housing sector Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    The health of the U.S. housing sector

    Shari Olefson, director at The Carnegie Group, explains what factors are affecting the U.S. housing market.

  • TORONTO, Feb 17- Fairfax Financial Holdings, the Canadian property and casualty insurer run by contrarian investor Prem Watsa, said it would buy Brit Plc for some $1.88 billion to become one of the top five underwriters on the Lloyd's of London market. The Brit deal comes a month after XL Group snapped up Lloyd's of London's Catlin Group for $4.22 billion, and is the...

  • Feb 17- Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, the Canadian property and casualty insurer run by contrarian investor Prem Watsa, said it would buy Brit Plc for about $1.88 billion to become one of the top five underwriters on the Lloyd's of London market. Brit shareholders will receive 305 pence per share in cash, comprising 280 pence in cash and an expected dividend of...

  • Feb 16- Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, a Canadian property and casualty insurer, said it would buy Brit Plc, a specialty insurer and reinsurer, for about $1.88 billion to gain a significant presence in the Lloyd's of London market. Investor Prem Watsa- led Fairfax said it has received hard irrevocable undertakings to accept the offer from entities managed by...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- American International Group Inc reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday as low interest rates and refinancing expensive debt hurt the insurer's results. The New York- based company, the largest commercial insurer in the United States and Canada, reported a 67 percent drop in net income to $655 million, or $0.46 per...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- Insurer American International Group Inc reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, hurt by the performance in its corporate category. AIG also declared a dividend of $0.125 per share and increased its share repurchase authorization to up to $2.5 billion. The U.S. insurer's net income fell 67 percent to $655 million,...