Vienna Insurance Bolsters Position in E. Europe with Purchase of Aegon Unit
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Vienna Insurance Group AG bolstered its position as the biggest insurer in central and eastern Europe by agreeing to buy Aegon NV’s business in the region and in Turkey for 830 million euros ($990 million), outbidding NN Group NV and …

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AXA Sells Persian Gulf Business for $269 Million to Kuwaiti-Based Group
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AXA SA sold its Persian Gulf business for $269 million to a Kuwait-based group, as the French insurance giant shifts its focus and exits some overseas investments to shore up its finances amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Paris-based insurer said …

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Ki Syndicate 1618 Binds 1st Risk with AmWINS’ Broking Unit THB
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Ki, the first fully digital and algorithmically driven Lloyd’s syndicate, announced it has bound its first risk with THB, the International broking arm of global specialty wholesale broker, AmWINS Group Inc. The risk was bound by Ki on its Lloyd’s …

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UK launches new telecom strategy to tackle Huawei dominance
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The GBP 250-million ‘5G Diversification Strategy’ aims at ‘zero’ use of such material by 2027. It is timed with the new Telecommunications (Security) Bill coming up for its second reading in Parliament this week and follows an announcement that operators should stop procuring new Huawei equipment from the end of this year in the wake […]

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No direct correlation between health expenditure and COVID outcomes: Report
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Citing data from across states, India Ratings and Research said state governments need to galvanise the local bureaucracy and leverage both the soft and hard infrastructure, along with the healthcare spends, for favourable outcomes on this front.

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Mercury falls below freezing point in Kashmir, heavy rains forecast for southern TN, Kerala
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The national weather forecasting agency said the month of November was the coldest in Delhi in 71 years, with the mean minimum temperature dropping to 10.2 degrees Celsius.

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Hardeep Singh Puri among 10 newly elected, re-elected members administered Rajya Sabha oath
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The 10 members who took oath were Narayana Koragappa from Karnataka, Brijlal, Geeta alias Chandraprabha, Ramji, Hardwar Dubey, Hardeep Singh Puri, Neeraj Shekhar, B L Verma and Ram Gopal Yadav (all from Uttar Pradesh) and Naresh Bansal from Uttarakhand.

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Q&A: Where are we in the COVID-19 vaccine race?
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Canadian indigenous deal with KXL oil pipeline took years, aims to unlock long-term wealth
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