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Protectionism drives US trade credit market expansion

Insurers are expanding capacity for trade credit insurance in the US as global trade tensions are boosting demand for the product and could lead to rate increases in the sector

North America Specialty

London underwriters consider product launches for autonomous vessels

Survey by IUA shows widespread use of autonomous vessels and vehicles expected within next decade

London Specialty Marine

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Marine


Marine underwriting loss grows as Lloyd’s specialties continue to underperform

All segments apart from reinsurance produce accident-year combined ratios above 100% in H1

International Specialty Marine

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Energy


Energy rate increases slow amid ‘eerily low’ upstream losses

Market may have to wait 18 months for adequate upswing in pricing, Lloyd & Partners warns

International Specialty Energy

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Aviation


ID Comment: Aviation underwriters will hope market exits will give rates a lift

Capacity is continuing to exit the aviation sector, with Brit and Aspen being the latest to cease writing certain business 
London Lloyds Aviation

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Specie


Focus: Lloyds is branding the specie market for no good reason

Despite being under Lloyd’s microscope, the specie market continues to make acceptable returns. Continued underwriter vigilance will enable the market to maintain that enviable position for the future
Focus Lloyds London

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Political Risk & Trade Credit


Protectionism drives US trade credit market expansion

Insurers are expanding capacity for trade credit insurance in the US as global trade tensions are boosting demand for the product and could lead to rate increases in the sector

North America Specialty

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Terrorism


Charting the new geography of terrorism

Persistent intelligence surveillance and diligent law enforcement have reduced the risk of large-scale, coordinated terrorist attacks. The challenge now for insurers and risk modellers alike is keeping pace with the evolution of the terrorist threat 
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