• *Breakthrough agreement curbs Iran nuclear activity. *Brent crude slips more than $2 after breakthrough Iran deal. NEW DELHI, Nov 25- Indian refiners are ready to start transferring cash owed for Iranian oil as early as next week following a landmark deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme that allows importers to shift billions of dollars back to Iran.

  • DUBAI, Nov 24- Iran's nuclear deal with the West is not intended to let more of its oil into the market, the White House said, but an easing of the ban on European shipping insurance may help smooth crude exports to its big Asian customers.

  • DUBAI, Nov 24- Iran's nuclear deal with the West is not intended to let more of its oil into the market, the White House said, but an easing of the ban on European shipping insurance may help smooth crude exports to its big Asian customers.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The leaders of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee appear unlikely to meet their goal of producing a bill by year-end that would wind down major mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, given the shrinking timeline and the tricky politics.

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 12- India's Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd may import about 6 million barrels of Iranian oil by March 31 if New Delhi starts a fund to back local insurers for covering plants processing oil from the sanctions-hit nation, its head of refineries said.

  • Joerg Schneider, CFO at Munich Re, says the group is resuming its share buyback program because it's in a "very comfortable capital position."

  • European share markets flat, focused on ECB Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 3:57 AM ET

    *HeidelbergCement falls on outlook worries. LONDON, Nov 7- European shares opened marginally lower on Thursday as investors adopted a cautious stance before a policy update in which the European Central Bank is expected to signal monetary easing ahead.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Nov 4- After settling criminal charges of insider trading, SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund could operate with as little as one fifth of its roughly 900 employees, but founder Steven A. Cohen's personal fortune is big enough to keep him important on Wall Street.

  • Green makeover will be struggle for Germany's RWE Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 6:17 AM ET

    *Germany installed 25 GW of solar capacity since 2010. FRANKFURT/ DUESSELDORF, Oct 31- A latecomer to renewable energy, Germany's RWE is trying to turn itself green at a time when it lacks the two resources it needs most: time and money.

  • *MRPL replaced Essar as top Indian oil client of Iran in Sept. NEW DELHI, Oct 29- India's crude imports from Iran fell 40 percent in the first nine months of this year as some refiners cut purchases from the sanctions-hit nation while waiting for New Delhi to back local insurers covering plants processing the oil.

  • SAC to shutter London office in downsizing move Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 2:45 PM ET
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  • European Reinsurance Sector Doing Well: Pro     Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

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  • Swiss Re: Results Due to No Large Losses     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    George Quinn, CFO of Swiss Re, tells CNBC that their strong result was down to unusual circumstances of no large losses at all combined with a strong underlying profit from the team.

  • Swiss Re Chief: Govs Must Manage Risk Better     Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Michel Lies, CEO of reinsurer Swiss Re says authorities in both developed and developing countries still have considerable risk management work to do.

  • Does Asia Need Its Own Version of 'Obamacare'?     Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Paul Murray, MD of Life & Health Products at Swiss Re thinks longer life spans in Asia will drive up health care costs, which presents a big opportunity for both governments & the health insurance sector.

  • The recent dry weather affecting crops across the midwest of America will hit the reinsurance industry with perhaps the biggest loss ever, according to Nikolaus von Bomhard, Chairman at Munich Re.

  • Nancy Curtin, chief investment officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, says insurers would be irresponsible if they bought peripheral European assets.

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  • Growing Caution in Asia: Zurich Asia Chairman     Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 8:30 PM ET

    Geoffrey Riddell, Regional Chairman, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Zurich Insurance Group says there is growing caution in Asia and worries about Europe's debt crisis is weighing on business sentiment.

  • Prudential Loves London; Brussels, Not So Much Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 6:42 AM ET

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