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  • *Including IMF, aid could total $60 bln for Ukraine. *Ukraine unable to spend donor money quickly enough. BRUSSELS/ WASHINGTON, Feb 26- Western powers are preparing what they say may be their most potent weapon against Moscow's interference in Ukraine- a multi billion dollar aid package to rebuild a near-bankrupt state and realise the European dream cherished by...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Reinsurer Willis Re on Tuesday launched a tool designed to help insurance companies gauge their portfolios' exposure to cybersecurity risks, the latest effort to develop a growing market that has nonetheless faced worries about potential pitfalls. "There's still a little bit of hesitation about,' how do I understand what my overall exposure...

  • Insurers' payouts pile up after Malaysia Air crashes Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:08 AM ET
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014.

    Malaysia Airlines' crashes are worrying insurers — their policy is missing a clause that limits insurers' payments for search-and-rescue costs.

  • More 'Value Investing Congress' ideas Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 12:48 PM ET
    Jeffrey Ubben, ValueAct Capital

    The Value Investing Congress continued Tuesday in New York City, with stock investing ideas from Jeff Ubben, Jeff Smith and Mick McGuire.

  • UPDATE 3-Aon to target small acquisitions next year Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 4:11 PM ET

    *Adjusted EPS $0.95 vs est $0.89. *To target $300- $400 mln annually on acquisitions. Oct 26- Aon Plc's quarterly profit beat analysts' estimates as investments aimed at increasing margins at its human resources services unit helped boost profit, and the company said it planned a series of small acquisitions.

  • Appleseed mutual fund, at a glance Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 5:08 PM ET

    Here's a look at the Appleseed Fund, one of the strongest performers in the mid-cap value stock mutual fund category over the latest 5- year period, according to Morningstar. MANAGERS: Bill Pekin; Rick Singer; Adam Strauss; Joshua Strauss; Ronald Strauss. _ Sprott Physical Gold Trust.

  • Willis Group names Casserly CEO, effective Jan 7 Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 7:09 AM ET

    Insurance broker Willis Group Holdings has named McKinsey& Co. senior partner Dominic Casserley its next CEO, starting Jan. 7. The London- based company also said Wednesday that Steve Hearn, 46, will serve as Willis Group deputy CEO.

  • Not surprisingly, market technicians who were bullish two weeks ago are in a state of despair. Talk about minor support at 1,350 for the S&P 500 is half-hearted at best; the truth is that other than the March closing bottom of 1,273 there is no one willing to draw many lines in the sand here.

  • Willis Group Holdings, the world's third largest insurance brokerage, has agreed to buy rival Hilb Rogal & Hobbs for $1.7 billion, according to a statement late on Sunday.

  • Marsh & McLennan Approached by Willis Group Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    Insurance broker Willis Group Holdings Ltd. has approached Marsh & McLennan about a possible takeover, CNBC has learned.

  • Benfield Shares Jump on Reported Goldman Approach Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 6:06 AM ET

    Shares in British reinsurance broker Benfield jumped almost 13% on Friday after a report it had received a 700 million pound ($1.4 billion) bid approach from the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs.

  • Marsh & McLennan said Friday that Brian Storms, CEO of the insurance broker's main operating subsidiary Marsh Inc., had been ousted. His departure, effective immediately, follows a 21 percent decline in Marsh & McLennan's stock price since May because of its financial underperformance.