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Activists aggravate art insurers' climate headache

* Concern other groups could join in attacks * Some insurers only cover works behind glass * Inflation will also drive premiums higher * Flood and fire damage risk add further pressure By Carolyn Cohn, Noor Zainab Hussain and Barbara Lewis LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Climate activists' attacks on some of the world's most precious paintings have added to insurers' worries about the threat to art from climate change itself, concerns seen as leading to higher art insurance premiums.
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Activists aggravate art insurers' climate headache

* Concern other groups could join in attacks * Some insurers only cover works behind glass * Inflation will also drive premiums higher * Flood and fire damage risk add further pressure By Carolyn Cohn, Noor Zainab Hussain and Barbara Lewis LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Climate activists' attacks on some of the world's most precious paintings have added to insurers' worries about the threat to art from climate change itself, concerns seen as leading to higher art insurance premiums.
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Italy's Monte dei Paschi says cash call 96.3% covered

* Underwriters left with 93 mln euros in unsold stock * Concerns about unsold shares risked derailing capital raise By Valentina Za MILAN, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Monte dei Paschi di Siena BMPS.MI on Thursday said investors had taken up 96.3% of its 2.5 billion euro ($2.4 billion) new share issue, leaving less than 100 million euros on the books of the banks that agreed to back the risky sale.
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Insurer Athora raises $2 bln from investors

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Athora has raised two billion euros ($1.98 billion) in equity commitments from new and existing shareholders, the specialist European life insurer said on Wednesday. The capital raise includes commitments of 600 million euros received in December 2021 from founding shareholders Apollo Global Management and Athene Holding, Athora said in a statement.
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Monte dei Paschi's cash call 93% covered so far despite low shareholder take-up

* Cash call 74% covered by shareholders, state accounts for 64% * Sub-underwriters to put in 475 mln euros * Overall take-up seen rising above current 93% By Valentina Za MILAN, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena BMPS.MI said its up to 2.5 billion euro ($2.5 billion) capital increase had been 93% covered so far thanks to accords with investors that offset in part a low take-up by the bank's shareholders.
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