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US stocks climbed from intraday lows as traders weighed disappointing earnings and bond-market gyrations sparked by concerns over inflation and monetary tightening. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European equities ended flat on Friday as a jump in major financial stocks,driven by surging bond yields, offset weakness in high dividend-yielding s(...)

Destroyed cars in a street after floods and mudslides in Bozkurt town of Kastamonu province, Turkey on Thursday. Photograph: IHA via AP

Wildfires, US winter storms and tornadoes in Europe helped deal an estimated $40 billion (€34 billion) blow to global insurers in the first half of 20(...)

Phoenix now has £1.4 billion (€1.65 billion) which could be available for deals, the company said. Photograph: IStock

London-listed insurance group Phoenix Group could use its Standard Life International operation in the Republic to expand in Europe, after deciding no(...)

There is already a pre-existing relationship between Irish Life and Ark Life. Photograph: iStock

Irish Life has agreed a deal to buy Ark Life from ReAssure Limited for €230 million. The deal will see the company take over approximately 150,000 po(...)

Tesla gained 4.3 per cent as the electric vehicle maker opened a solar-powered charging station with on-site power storage in China.

Inflation fears kept European stocks below record highs on Wednesday, overshadowing positive news about rising business activity. Dublin News that t(...)

Learning Pool and Marlin managment pictured at the latter’s offices in London

Marlin Equity Partners has acquired a controlling stake in Derry-based Learning Pool in a multimillion euro deal and agreed a new investment in the fi(...)

Nigel Dunne, chief executive of Standard Life International, with then-chief executive David Nish in 2011. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Irish Life’s Canadian parent, Great-West Lifeco, is one of two bidders vying to take over Dublin-based Standard Life International and Ark Life, accor(...)

The coronavirus bill for insurers continues to mount with Lloyd’s of London saying it now expects to pay out up to £5 billion pounds (€5.48 billion) in claims. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The coronavirus bill for insurers continues to mount with Lloyd’s of London saying it expects to pay out up to £5 billion (€5.48 billion) in claims. (...)

Investors have quietly poured billions of dollars into insurance companies, betting the pandemic will ultimately prove the catalyst that ends a period of fallow returns for the industry.

The coronavirus crisis appears a rolling nightmare for the insurance industry as it is assailed by huge claims and locked in damaging legal fights wit(...)

Photograph: iStock

Swiss Re plans to make UBS group chief executive Sergio Ermotti its chairman from next year, the world’s second-biggest reinsurer said on Tuesday, tu(...)

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