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13 July 2010

Aon Corporation, one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage firms, has said it is to acquire human resource service company Hewitt Associates Inc. for around US$4.9 billion in cash and stock

07 July 2010

Thai protestorThe Thai Government has extended a previously declared state of emergency in 19 provinces, including the capital Bangkok, due to fears of renewed violence. 

30 June 2010

Hurricane over floridaThe first hurricane of the Atlantic season is about to make landfall near the US/Mexico border

28 June 2010

Ghana International AirlinesThousands of travellers have been left stranded after the national airline Ghana International Airlines appeared to have ceased operations

28 June 2010

Chinese flagMore than 100 people are missing and some 2.4 million have been displaced after a landslide triggered by heavy rain struck a village in China's Guizhou Provinceon Monday 28 June at 2.30 p.m. local time

24 June 2010

High-speed trainA high-speed train passing through the Castelldefels Playa station near Barcelona in Spain hit and killed 12 Spanish teenagers who were crossing the train tracks at the time

24 June 2010

Henri de CastriesAXA has announced that it has agreed to sell its UK-based traditional life and pensions businesses, its IFA protection and corporate pension businesses and its annuity businesses, for £2.75 billion, to investment group Resolution.

23 June 2010

At least 1,000 people were unaccounted for and dozens killed after floods devastated a series of small towns and cities in the north-east of Brazil on 22 June

23 June 2010

Pound notesThe UK’s coalition government has announced its emergency budget, and the insurance industry has come out with a mixed bag.