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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FDIC files lawsuit against large banks responsible for small bank closures

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Large banks accused of causing the failure of Illinois banks The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has filed lawsuits against several large banks this week after seizing control of two smaller banks in Illinois. These banks failed in May of 2009, but the FDIC only recently filed civil suits against the banks once its investigation into the matter came to a conclusion. The lawsuit names Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS and HSBC as defendant in the case. FDIC aims to recover…

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