After Tax Cuts, Insurers Shy Away from Muni-Bonds

Some of the biggest U.S. insurers reduced their holdings of state and local government bonds after the corporate tax cut took effect this year, marking a retreat by a key buyer in the $3.9 trillion municipal-securities market. The disclosures, made in filings by companies including Progressive Corp. and Chubb Ltd., confirm the speculation among analysts […]

Global Commercial Insurance Prices Rose in Q1: Marsh

Following four-and-a-half years of price decreases, global commercial insurance prices rose, on average, for the second consecutive quarter. This was largely driven by property insurance pricing, which continued to be affected by 2017 catastrophe losses and increases in financial and professional lines. That’s according to insurance broker Marsh’s Global Insurance Market Index for the first […]

Housing starts fall on retreat in apartment building

New-home construction declined in April as fewer starts of apartment projects outweighed a modest improvement in single-family structures, government figures showed Wednesday. Residential starts fell 3.7% to a 1.29 million annualized rate (the estimate was 1.31 million) after a revised 1.34 million pace in the prior month. Multifamily home starts slumped 11.3% after a 13.6% […]

What Is YouTube Advertising?

May 15, 2018 Anna Hubbel Here’s everything you need to know about #youtubeadvertising. #youtube #digitaladvertising #googleadwords Click To Tweet People flock to YouTube on a daily (even hourly) basis to see the next viral video. US audiences aged 18 and over spend, on average monthly, more time watching YouTube than any television network. Those aged […]

Brisk bidding for properties needing improvement and renovation

Symonds & Sampson held three property auctions in April and following success in Devon and Hampshire, they were in Sherborne on 27th April to offer 16 lots in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. Auctioneer Mark Lewis said that bidding was brisk especially for properties for improvement and renovation “The lots were diverse and included some redundant […]

Investor Icahn Opposes AmTrust Plan to Go Private

AmTrust Financial Services Inc. jumped almost 12 percent in late trading Thursday after billionaire Carl Icahn disclosed a stake in the company and said he planned to oppose its plans to go private. “I am strongly against the proposed going-private transaction and intend to solicit proxies against the deal,” Icahn, who said he owns almost […]