Investors in state-owned Monte dei Paschi urged to back cash call

(Combines previous stories on ISS, Glass Lewis) MILAN, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Leading governance advisers Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have recommended that investors in Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) BMPS.MI back a new share issue at a Sept. 15 shareholder meeting, documents showed on Wednesday. MPS, which is 64% owned by the state after a 2017 bailout, is looking to raise up to 2.5 billion euros ($2.51 billion) by issuing new shares.

EU watchdog tackles insurance policy price differences

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) - The European Union's insurance watchdog launched a public consultation on Monday to crack down on how insurers unfairly charge customers different prices for the same type of cover. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) said it was looking in particular at so-called price walking. This practice refers to raising premiums when a policy is being renewed based on an assessment of how much of a hike a consumer would tolerate before shopping ar

Financial Times - March 24

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Generali suspends Donnet's internal rival in CEO race

MILAN, March 23 (Reuters) - Insurer Generali GASI.MI said on Wednesday it had suspended Luciano Cirina, its head of Austria and CEE countries, who has been proposed by a leading shareholder for the role of chief executive in a challenge to incumbent Philippe Donnet. The top Italian insurer is facing a power struggle over its board composition at a shareholder vote late next month.

Allianz, Swiss Re join other financial firms in turning from Russia

* Allianz says stopped insuring new business in Russia * Swiss Re says not renewing business with Russian clients * Europe's securities regulator says ensuring orderly markets * Deutsche changes position late on Friday * FTSE Russell ejects four UK-listed, Russia-focused stocks By Tom Sims, Simon Jessop and Paul Arnold FRANKFURT/LONDON/ZURICH, March 14 (Reuters) - Allianz ALVG.DE and Swiss Re SRENH.S said on Monday they were cutting back on Russian business as European financial institutions tur


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