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    1. Dispelling Myths About Rebuilding Japan

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      Sun, 20 Mar 2011

      Japan has been hit by a triple calamity that only a Hollywood disaster film director could imagine—a monster quake, killer tsunamis and serious nuclear disaster. From our standpoint on the ground in Tokyo, it is hard to be an objective observer given the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, the daily

    2. Berkshire Buys Lubrizol for $9 Billion

      Commentary

      Mon, 14 Mar 2011

      estimate for Berkshire, given that the company is likely to see more than $10 billion repaid this year from firms--Swiss Re SWCEY ($3 billion), Goldman Sachs GS ($5 billion), and General Electric GE ($3 billion)--it had lent a helping hand

    3. The Economic Impact of Japan's Monster Quake

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      Sun, 13 Mar 2011

      The largest natural disaster in Japan’s modern history began with a massive quake with a magnitude of 8.9~9.0 in the Pacific Ocean seabed off the coast of Sendai, north of Tokyo. The effect of this earthquake was like dropping a boulder the size of the Isle of Wight, the largest island in the U.K.,

    4. Insurers Hit Hard, but Yen Rebounds After Japan Quake

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      Fri, 11 Mar 2011

      percent to 83.30, its weakest since Feb. 22. Meanwhile, the stock market has already earmarked the potential losers from the earthquake: the world's biggest reinsurance companies. Swiss Re ( SWCEY .PK) , Munich Re Complete Story »

    5. Top Sector Bets Made by Our Ultimate Stock-Pickers

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      Tue, 14 Dec 2010

      equity and fixed income securities tied to investments Warren Buffett made in Goldman Sachs, General Electric GE, Swiss Re SWCEY , and Wrigley in the months leading up to and following the collapse of the credit and equity markets in 2008). And this doesn

    6. Berkshire Posts Mixed 3Q Results; BNSF Acquisition Lifts Operating Income

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      Mon, 8 Nov 2010

      worsen as the company rolls its fixed-maturity book into lower-return securities over the next year or so. Also, Swiss Re SWCEY recently agreed to repay the nearly $3 billion worth of convertible notes it issued to Berkshire in February 2009 by the beginning

    7. New Morningstar Analyst Report - XL Capital

      Stock Reports

      Fri, 16 Jul 2010

      deficiencies.XL is a large firm, but it competes with insurance behemoths American International Group AIG, Munich Re, Swiss Re SWCEY , and Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B, which have significantly larger capital bases.XL focuses on the risk-management needs

    8. New Morningstar Analyst Report - XL Capital

      Stock Reports

      Thu, 4 Feb 2010

      deficiencies.XL is a large firm, but it competes with insurance behemoths American International Group AIG, Munich Re, Swiss Re SWCEY , and Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B, which have significantly larger capital bases.XL Capital focuses on the risk-management

    9. Conseco Reports 1Q

      Commentary

      Wed, 9 May 2007

      deficient, which erodes profitability. The company also announced a deal to sell a chunk of low-margin annuities to Swiss Re SWCEY . This deal will free up about $175 million of capital at Conseco. We are sticking with our fair value estimate and our opinion

    10. Mixed 3Q for Fairfax

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      Fri, 3 Nov 2006

      earnings were pleasing, the previously announced commutation (cancellation) of a major reinsurance contract with Swiss Re SWCEY produced a charge of $412.65 million in Fairfax's runoff (discontinued) operations. This dropped earnings per share

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