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Former boss of QBE Australia John Neal named Lloyd's of London CEO

Former boss of QBE Australia John Neal named Lloyd's of London CEO

Lloyd's of London has named John Neal as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Inga Beale at the helm of the world's oldest and biggest insurance market.

  • by Gavin Finch

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QBE Insurance first-half profit rises after streamlining
QBE Insurance

QBE Insurance first-half profit rises after streamlining

A more streamlined business structure after offloading several of its businesses helped QBE lift profit over the past year.

Knee-deep in blood - AMP feeds directors to baying crowd
Opinion
Opinion

Knee-deep in blood - AMP feeds directors to baying crowd

As four women have been chopped there's plenty more change required on the troubled giant's board.

  • by Adele Ferguson
QBE gets whacked with 'first strike' against remuneration report
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QBE Insurance

QBE gets whacked with 'first strike' against remuneration report

QBE Insurance got whacked by investors at Thursday’s shareholder meeting, with a massive 'first strike' against its remuneration report.

  • by Colin Kruger
Insurers give thumbs up to compulsory third party review
IAG

Insurers give thumbs up to compulsory third party review

NSW compulsory third party insurance has been a problematic area for insurers in the past two years as claims soar.

  • by Ruth Liew
Natural disasters to cost $33b by 2050
IAG

Natural disasters to cost $33b by 2050

Two new reports have found social impacts such as increased mental health issues arising from disasters heavily compound the cost of catastrophes.

  • by Ruth Liew
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Mixed profits expected for Australian insurers
IAG

Mixed profits expected for Australian insurers

IAG is expected to outline plans for future special dividends, Suncorp Group's earnings could be hit with worse-than-expected claims, and QBE Insurance might be at risk of disappointing investors this reporting season.

  • by Ruth Liew
Education, healthcare and agriculture will dominate M&A, says AIG
IAG

Education, healthcare and agriculture will dominate M&A, says AIG

Australia's education, healthcare and agriculture sectors will be hotbeds for mergers and acquisitions activity this year as investors look for new areas to invest, according to insurance giant AIG.

  • by Ruth Liew
Insurers in focus as bushfire costs counted
BHP Billiton

Insurers in focus as bushfire costs counted

Shares in IAG, Suncorp and QBE could come under some pressure this week as the insurers assess their exposure to devastating bushfires.

  • by Mark Mulligan
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Coal makes way for gas as Leigh Creek Energy eyes $1b project

ASX-listed Leigh Creek Energy is aiming to build a $1 billion project supplying gas to the eastern States using the same large coal deposit which TPG-owned Alinta Energy is about to abandon in northern South Australia.

  • by Simon Evans
ASX bargains: Stockland, AMP, and other shares to buy in a slumping market
Ansell Limited

ASX bargains: Stockland, AMP, and other shares to buy in a slumping market

There is value to be found outside resource stocks with housing-exposed and finance companies looking cheap.

  • by Vanessa Desloires