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December 2017 Index [ISSN #0892-0540 Vol. 51, No. 12 (print); ISSN #2165-2740 Vol. 20, No. 12 (digital)]

Editor’s Letter / Prefatory Note

  • Sidestepping Brexit? Free Trade Agreement
  • Yearend is a time to give thanks
  • Useful Links to Expert Commentary



  • Companies
  • NewsBriefs
  • People
  • Agent, Broker, Consultant & Risk Manager News
  • News
  • People

ISN Country Insurance Information

Global Briefs


The United States

  • Asking Questions for Learning Lessons from the Las Vegas Mass Murder Shooting: Did Poor Communication Planning, Lack of Communication Procedures and Limited Communication Tools Technology Hamper Effective Response in the Vegas Sniper Massacre
  • Is Terrorism and Political Violence the New Normal?



VIG to merge Wiener Städtische and s Versicherung in Austria

Bulgaria / Romania

Atradius enters Romanian and Bulgarian markets

Bulgaria / Russia

EIG to buy 49% stake in Russian insurer RSO EUROINS


The third largest Slovenian insurer is for sale

Asia & Oceania


Foreign parties to be allowed to own 100% of local insurers in China

­The Back Page

  • Quizzical solutions – Christmas Songs
  • Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Accumulation
  • International Employee Benefits Resources and links