Berkshire Hathaway insurance expands commercial offerings into the Middle East

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Warren Buffet’s company has announced its intentions to establish a new office in Dubai. Berkshire Hathaway insurance business is headed for expansion into the lucrative Middle East market. It will be opening a new office in Dubai in order to manage the operations of its commercial products there. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) released an official statement regarding the decision. The new Berkshire Hathaway insurance office is located in the Dubai International Finance Center (DIFC) and will finally be able to open. The office had been awaiting approval from regulators…

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Warren Buffett’s insurance industry forecast might surprise you

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According to the head of Berkshire Hathaway, insurers should worry about self-driving cars, not climate change. At the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting last weekend, Warren Buffett shared his insurance industry forecast and brought up a number of trends and innovations that have been the topic of conversation among experts in this arena. The main point that has drawn the spotlight is that Buffett doesn’t feel climate change will harm the industry. According to the insurance industry forecast he shared, climate change shouldn’t be causing any pain to his business. This…

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Warren Buffett makes insurance news with caution in the industry

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Berkshire Hathaway recently announced its earnings and stated that it is unlikely that an underwriter would be purchased. In recent insurance news, Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway finally put an end to the speculations that have been made about the company for a long time, by saying that they don’t have any real intention to ever purchase a large commercial underwriter, and that the intention is to take a more organic strategy in order to grow their commercial platform. Buffett fielded some heavy questions at the annual shareholder meeting for…

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Insurance company results drop at Berkshire Hathaway in Q1

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The property and casualty business is sliding when compared to last year’s figures. In the first quarter of this year, the primary property and casualty Berkshire Hathaway insurance company operations have managed to record gains in the double digits for their pre-tax earnings, but this isn’t all good news. The reinsurance results have led to an operating earnings drop of 6.6 percent overall for the conglomerate. When Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group’s first quarter figures are compared to the earnings from the first quarter of 2013, the situation looks even worse.…

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Insurance companies unaffected by climate change, says Warren Buffett

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According to the Berkshire chairman and CEO, the increase in natural disasters has not impacted his insurers. Warren Buffett has revealed that the increase in natural disasters and the extreme weather from climate change around the world have not affected Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance companies. Buffett has stated that no changes have been made to the way that catastrophe calculations are made. He explained that climate change has not affected the calculations that are made in terms of determining how likely it is for a catastrophe to occur. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.…

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Insurance news from Berkshire Group includes GIC deal withdrawal

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The two companies had previously come to an agreement, but the latter has failed to uphold its side. The Berkshire Group has made insurance news as it just revealed that it is pulling out of a deal that it had with General Insurance Corporation (GIC), a company from India, ending an agreement that was supposed to continue for a period of three years. However, GIC has paid the premiums for only two quarters, losing the reinsurance business at Berkshire. The three year contract made insurance news when GIC failed to…

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Insurance news from Berkshire reveals 51 percent profit increase

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The company has just released its profit statements for its investments within this industry. Berkshire Hathaway has just announced its latest insurance news, saying that its net income rose to reach $4.89 billion, which translates to $2,977 per share, in a statement that it has released. This is a massive increase over a year earlier at $3.25 billion, which was $1,966 per share. The company, based in Omaha, Nebraska, said that this insurance news also includes its $2,302 per share operating profit, which does not include some of its investment…

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Berkshire Hathaway announces Q1 2012 insurance unit profit doubling

The company made this announcement in preparation for the annual meeting with Chairman Warren Buffet. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has announced its first quarter profit as having doubled following derivative bets and insurance units that performed significantly better than anticipated. The company’s net income rose to $3.25 billion, which means $1,966 per share. In 2011 at the same time, it reported an income of $1.51 billion, which was $917 per share. The lower numbers last year were blamed on the losses from the claims made following the Japan earthquake and Tsunami.…

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Online charity auction sells lunch with Buffett for $2.63 Million

A charity auction held online using eBay has sold a lunch at Manhattan’s Smith & Wollensky for the winning price of $2.63 million.  This luncheon will allow the anonymous winner to have the opportunity to eat in the company of Warren Buffett, the renowned investor and the biggest name in the insurance business.   The Oracle of Omaha charity online auction is an annual event, and this year’s results came in on Friday, June 10, 2011, after two bidders on eBay vied back and forth eight times since the auction started…

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