U.S. stocks have some powerful negatives tugging at them, not the least of which are the Shanghai "panda bear" market and a global commodities rout.» Read More
*High investor demands keeps costs down for sponsors* Issuance may hit $7 bln this year By Sarah Mortimer. LONDON, Oct 9- The market for catastrophe bonds has boomed in the past year and is likely to keep growing as investors search for higher returns.
LONDON, Oct 5- Insurance prices barely rose in the three months to September as abundant supplies of capital allowed insurers to compete aggressively even after paying out near-record natural disaster claims last year.
*Barclays raises Allied World Assurance Company price target to $72. *Barclays raises Allstate Corp price target to $45 from $41; rating. *Barclays raises Arch Capital Group Ltd price target to $48 from $46;.