Perils releases European flood satellite pictures

Zurich-based independent catastrophe data company Perils has released satellite-based 'flood footprints' for the ongoing floods in Central Europe which are affecting mainly Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

European M&A opportunities

A range of dynamics influenced mergers and acquisition activity across the CEE in 2012 but as Leonid Zubarev explains the CEE region remains attractive to investors.

The indirect tax problem

Tax compliance can be a challenging issue for insurers and as Anne-Louise Fogtmann discovers unprecedented levels of indirect tax changes across Europe in 2013 are likely to keep insurers on their toes.

European environmental liability options

Environmental damage costs have hit the headlines in recent years and the European Commission is looking at the option of a fund to control them. But, as Sam Barrett finds out, the insurance industry is not the number one fan of this idea.

A mutual future?

Regulations like Solvency II will have a significant impact on mutuals across Europe. Francesca Nyman asks whether the model will survive.

Bancassurance in CEE: opportunities for growth

Some view Central and Eastern Europe as behind Western Europe, but bancassurance could help to change this. Thomas Schöllkopf takes a look at the motives and opportunities for growth offered by this alternative sales channel.

Reaction to proposed ELD extension

The CEA claims the proposed extension to the Environmental Liability Directive will be damaging for European insurers. Francesca Nyman asks the market for its initial reaction to the proposal.

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