China could benefit from US property-casualty insurance companies

China insurance market news

American Insurance Association issues statements concerning China-US trade The American Insurance Association has submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Commerce concerning the 2014 US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade. The joint commission has been in place for some time, renewed between the two countries every year. The agreement between the U.S. and China is meant to promote trade while also protecting companies that operate in both countries. Guarding trade secrets, ensuring legitimate sales, and determining how government officials use certain…

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American insurance industry feeling the pinch of weak investments and catastrophes

A new report released by A.M. Best Co. Inc., has stated that the unprecedented number of natural disasters, poor returns from investments, and an economy that continued to struggle in 2011, has made it exceptionally difficult for the American property and casualty insurance industry’s commercial insurance and reinsurance sectors to grow and has caused notable hurt to their operating performances. It’s estimated by the rating agency, based in Oldwick, New Jersey, that last year’s underwriting losses from underwriters in the commercial property and casualty sector were approximately $15.2 billion. This…

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