Insurance news reports suggest $1-$1.5 billion in losses from Tianjin explosions

These reports are based on the blasts that have rocked the Chinese port city and surrounding area. The two sets of explosions that devastated Tianjin, the Chinese port city, and that killed over 100 people, so far, are now making insurance news again as initial estimates are being released that indicated that covered losses will be anywhere from $1 to $1.5 billion. This initial estimate was released by Credit Suisse, based on early media reports from China. Tianjin is no small port. It is the third largest port on the…

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Holocaust survivors may soon sue European insurers due to a new House bill’s approval

A House panel pushed legislation ahead on Wednesday to give thousands of Holocaust survivors the right to sue European insurers for insurance benefits that are estimated to total approximately $20 billion. The bill was approved by Foreign Affairs Committee voice vote, allowing the aging Holocaust survivors living in the United States the access they need to American courts in order to force certain insurance companies – such as Assicurazioni Generali in Italy, and Allianz SE in Germany – to have to disclose their pre-World War II policy lists for the…

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