THE health protection gap in Asia is estimated to have reached US$1.8 trillion, representing 40 million households that forgo medical treatment to avoid financial stress, a study by Swiss Re has...

[ZURICH] Swiss Re AG said it would continue to welcome an anchor investor after Masayoshi Son's SoftBank Group Corp ended its pursuit of a stake in the world's second-largest reinsurer...

[FRANKFURT] Swiss Re on Friday posted a better-than-expected net profit in the first quarter, although it was still down from a year ago amid continuing pressure on reinsurance prices.

THE benefits of reinsurance - protection purchased by insurance companies - are likely to touch almost everyone, including industries, businesses, governments, and consumers.

JAPAN'S SoftBank is in talks to buy a stake in Swiss Re that is unlikely to exceed 10 per cent, the reinsurer said on Wednesday, adding that discussions were at an early stage...

[ZURICH] Billionaire Masayoshi Son's SoftBank Group is likely to take a stake of 10 per cent or less in Swiss Re as it seeks to gain a foothold in the cash-rich reinsurance industry...

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WHAT could be a more perfect match than a cash-rich company with waning returns and a consummate dealmaker with an insatiable desire for investments?

[ZURICH] Swiss Re, the reinsurer that has piqued the interest of SoftBank Group's billionaire founder Masayoshi Son, said it expects to benefit from rising prices even as natural disasters all...