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23 08, 2021

Greece Wildfire Destroys Jobs of Pine Resin Collectors

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AGDINES, Greece (AP) – For generations, residents in the north of the Greek island of Evia have made their living from the dense pine forests surrounding their villages. Tapping the ubiquitous Aleppo pines for their resin, the viscous, sticky substance …

23 08, 2021

Rain Falls at Highest Point on Greenland’s Ice Sheet for 1st Time on Record

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Rain fell at the highest point on the Greenland ice sheet last week for the first time on record, another worrying sign of warming for the ice sheet already melting at an increasing rate, scientists said on Friday. “That’s not …

23 08, 2021

Biden Administration Sanctions Russian Insurer for Nord Stream 2 Report

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The Biden administration imposed sanctions on two Russian entities over their involvement in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, but is leaving in place a waiver that spared the company overseeing the construction and its top executive. The U.S. listed …

20 08, 2021

Climate Activists Plan 2 Weeks of Protest in City of London

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Environmental activists who caused days of traffic chaos in London two years ago said on Wednesday [Aug. 18] they would start a fortnight of action next week focused on the capital’s financial district, which they blame for helping to fuel …

10 08, 2021

Tropical Storm Warnings Posted in Eastern Caribbean as System Gathers Power

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Tropical storm warnings have been posted across the eastern Caribbean as a system gathers power and takes shape southeast of Dominica, the National Hurricane Center said. With winds of 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour, the system will likely become …

19 08, 2021

Hackers Steal More Than $94M from Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange

By | August 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hackers Steal More Than $94M from Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Liquid said on Thursday it was hit by hackers in a theft estimated at more than $94 million, the latest crypto platform to be targeted by cyber criminals. “We are sorry to announce that #LiquidGlobal warm wallets …

30 07, 2021

‘Talent War’ Forces Companies Across Globe to Pay Higher Salaries to Woo Workers

By | July 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Talent War’ Forces Companies Across Globe to Pay Higher Salaries to Woo Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened a shortage of white-collar workers in many countries, forcing companies to pay higher salaries to woo talent, a top London-based recruiter said on Tuesday [July 27]. Robert Walters – which specializes in the likes of …

30 07, 2021

6 Reinsurers Show Strong Profits During 2nd Half, Rebounding from 2020’s Challenges

By | July 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 6 Reinsurers Show Strong Profits During 2nd Half, Rebounding from 2020’s Challenges

The first half financial results, reported by a group of six reinsurers over the past week, generally shows a strong return to profits after last year’s challenging market conditions. A wrap-up of these H1 results follows for Swiss Re, Everest …

23 07, 2021

London Staff Want Big Pay Rises Before Returning to Their Desks Full-Time: Survey

By | July 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on London Staff Want Big Pay Rises Before Returning to Their Desks Full-Time: Survey

London office workers want an average pay rise equivalent to the cost of some annual railway season tickets to return to their desks full-time after the pandemic, according to a survey. With COVID-19 restrictions leaving many offices empty, white-collar staff …

16 07, 2021

Global P/C Industry See Strongest Rate Hikes in 20 Years but Inflation Headwinds Loom

By | July 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Global P/C Industry See Strongest Rate Hikes in 20 Years but Inflation Headwinds Loom

Robust global economic recovery, higher risk awareness and the strongest rate hardening for 20 years in non-life insurance commercial lines will combine to push premiums 10% above pre-COVID-19-crisis levels this year, creating a faster bounceback than from the global financial …