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01 April 2016  
Insurance giant ‘on the lookout’ for acquisitions
A global powerhouse has said that it is ‘on the lookout’ for growth opportunities, including more acquisitions as the business continues to grow in Australia
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Global disaster costs ‘well below average’
Global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2015 were ‘well-below average’ according to one international business
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‘Revolutionary’ lunch cover launched
An insurance innovator has announced the launch of a ‘revolutionary’ cover which will protect stolen lunches
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Far Out Friday: Bum insurance? Not for this star
She may have one of the most famous bums in the world, but is it insured for US$1 million? This star says no
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Weekly Wrap: Leading law firm announces new hire
PLUS: Challenger brand announces sponsorship deal and Is insurance the key to bringing Wicked Campers into line?
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Aussie veteran snags Asia Pac role
A veteran of the Australian industry has been appointed as regional head of a practice for a global insurer
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Broker’s fight to clear his name
A court has dismissed four criminal charges made against this insurance broker who now faces an uphill battle to rebuild his life and career
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MetLife gains capital flexibility as “too big to fail” label struck down
CEO Steve Kandarian has scaled back share buybacks to guard capital and has plans to make the company smaller
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Insurers won’t insure Uber: lobbyist
As an important by-law deadline nears, tempers are getting frayed. Uber can’t write its own rules, says taxi spokesperson
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The changing face of global risk
The fifth annual Allianz Risk Barometer, released earlier this year, highlights the key areas of both global and local risk in a bid to help insurers, brokers and clients obtain a better understanding of current and future risks. We spoke with Holger Schafer, CEO of Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty in the Pacific region, about the 2016 risk barometer and the key trends emerging in global risk this year.
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International player to close Aussie office
An international insurance player is set to close an Australian office in a major state capital as it reorganises its global business
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29/03 Global player announces Aussie acquisition

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