QBE Looking to Europe, UK Regions for Expansion

O'Connor, Robert
October 2009
Best's Review;Oct2009, Vol. 110 Issue 6, p126
Trade Publication
The article reports on the move of Australian insurer QBE Insurance Group Ltd. to plan for expansion in Europe. Frank O'Halloran, the firm's group chief executive officer stated that they are seeing a lot of opportunities in the continent among their core areas which include property, casualty and commercial motor. It relates that the company aims to deliver market-leading growth and increase product availability in the area.


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