EU places sanctions on Russian oil insurance for transport

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European Union members are going beyond an import ban and are now targeting its coverage. The European Union is moving beyond the previous Russian crude import ban and is now targeting oil insurance companies covering the transport of the fuel. This move could substantially impair Russia’s ability to ship its crude to locations worldwide. The oil insurance sanctions have to do with banning coverage for European vessels and companies linked with the transportation of Russian crude worldwide. This is one component of a broader sanctions package the EU has been…

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Massive insurance battle results from Russia’s seizure of 400 planes

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Aircraft lessors are filing claims for payouts, but insurers don’t agree that coverage extends that far. When Russia invaded Ukraine, it threw a number of markets into turmoil, and in the case of the aircraft market, it has also led to a tremendous insurance battle. Aircraft leasing firms provide approximately half of the 1,000 planes in Russian airline fleets. The aircraft leasing firms are from outside Russia and are finding themselves locked between Russian airlines that refuse to pay and insurers who say they’re not obligated to do so. This…

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European insurance watchdog is now the one under investigation

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The EIOPA is typically the one watching over the market but it is now facing scrutiny for two practices. The European insurance watchdog is normally the organization responsible for watching over the industry and making sure the practices are kept legal and appropriate. However, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) is now under investigation to check into its own practices. The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit looking primarily into two main areas. The insurance watchdog will be investigated in the following main areas: its supervision…

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Consumer data rules could affect the insurance industry in Europe

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EU introduces draft regulation that is meant to protect consumer information Protecting consumer data is becoming a more important issue for the insurance industry. In Europe, insurance companies may have to take the security of personal data more seriously, pending new rules being debated by the European Union. The European Union has released a draft regulation concerning the protection of consumer data. Protection standards for the draft regulation were initially introduced by the European Commission in 2012 in order to address issues concerning advancing technology and the globalization of the…

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Insurance industry gains more flexibility as EU relaxes Iran sanctions

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EU lifts some sanctions against Iranian oil The European Union has lifted sanctions on several Iranian oil companies, allowing insurance providers to offer coverage for the oil that these companies produce once again. The insurance industry had experienced some turbulence due to the sanctions, as they prevented insurers from covering ships containing oil produced in Iran. These sanctions were meant to pressure Iran into aligning itself with certain political interests, but also introduced some economic stress to other countries that rely on Iranian oil, such as India and Japan. Insurance…

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Oil insurance to resume per new deal with Iran

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Sanctions against Iran relaxed Oil shipments to countries throughout Asia have been suffering due to sanctions imposed against Iran by the European Union and the United States. These sanctions have barred European insurance companies from providing coverage to freighters that are shipping oil coming from Iran. The sanctions have had a significant economic impact on Iran, as the country’s oil sales have plummeted by more than half since 2011. Now, the EU has announced that it will be relaxing its sanctions on the country due to a new deal. Sanctions…

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Germany balks at EU regulations targeting the insurance industry

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Insurance industry shows unease over new risk management regulations The European Union is currently working to introduce new regulations to the insurance industry in an effort to moderate risk and exposure. These rules are meant to impose new risk management standards on large insurance companies in order to mitigate any problems that could be caused by future financial disasters. In Germany, these regulations are being met with resistance as the insurance industry balks at the deadlines imposed by the European Union concerning the implementation of these new regulations. German agency…

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