QBE Insurance Group

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QBE Insurance was listed on the ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) on 28 June, 1973. QBE Insurance group's operations cover 44 countries which underwrites general and reinsurance risks, investment management and management of the economic entity's share of the NSW and Victorian workers' compensation scheme. The insurance company provides all major lines of insurance covers for personal, commercial and specialist risks in Australia, the Asia Pacific region, the Americas and Europe.

QBE Insurance Company History

QBE Insurance Profit US$761m FY2012

Insurance company, QBE Insurance Group (ASX:QBE) have reported its full year financial results to shareholders and investors on the Australian stock market.

  • QBE Insurance Net Profit US$761 million up 8 percent from US$704 million in FY 2011.
  • QBE full year insurance profit margin was 8 percent, up from 7.1 percent.

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QBE Shares Take a Plunge After Profit Downgrade

QBE Insurance Group (QBE) is starting the year on a rough phase as it announces the 40-50 per cent decline in profit and 62 per cent in dividend, causing its shareprice to drop to an eight-year low. This follows yesterday's bad news regarding the involvement of the insurance company's subsidiary Balboa in a pricing probe in the US.

QBE Shares on a Trading Halt

Shares of Australian insurance company QBE Insurance Group (QBE) are now on a trading halt after news circulated that its recently bought Balboa mortgage insurance subsidiary in the United States is being investigated by US regulators.

Thursday's Share Market Diary

There are no scheduled floats, but shareholders can take a look forward to four stocks that will go on ex-dividend and two general meetings on Thursday.


HII, LCM, MCR, and QBE's stocks will go on ex-dividend in August 25,2011.

QBE Margins Crash Due to Disasters

After warning of cuts to its already lowered profit targets, QBE Insurance (ASX:QBE) shares plummeted yesterday to a six month low. The company cited continuing catastrophic events--the worst in 35 years--negatively affecting its bottom line.

Insurance profit margin for 2011 could be under its target of between 15 to 18 percent, but analysts said that the value could be 13 percent.

QBE cuts profit margin, shares fall

QBE Insurance (ASX:QBE’s) shares dropped almost 4 percent in over six months after the insurance group cut its profit margin forecast because of catastrophes. Stocks were down by 68 percent at $16.60, the group’s lowest since November last year.

QBE Prepares, Raises $1USb Debt Sale

QBE Insurance (ASX:QBE) raises $US1 billion in subordinated debt to maintain its balance sheet and fund its operations to fend off the impact of natural disasters. The company also prepares for insurance renewals in July when costs are bound to soar due to renegotiations.

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