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Could reinsurance be the next big crash?

The US$575bn reinsurance market could be heading for a banking-style collapse, according to the authors of a new book. Making a Market for Acts of God warns that changes in the way cover are bought and sold are putting this vital global safety net at risk. Reinsurance...

The inside story of the sub-prime crisis

The film The Big Short, starring Christian Bale and Brad Pitt, tells the story of the hedge fund managers who predicted the sub-prime crisis. In fact, the risks in the mortgage market were recognized in the US well before the housing crash. For example, in this Wall...

Southport hotel sold after successful turnaround

A landmark Southport hotel has been sold to a Merseyside entrepreneur for a six-figure sum. The Bold Hotel on Lord Street has been acquired by AM Investments Ltd, which is headed by Andrew Mikhail, the Rainford-based businessman whose interests include energy...

New management team lead Bredbury Hall into new era

Bredbury Hall Hotel and Country Club, the iconic Stockport venue, has appointed a new management team as it begins a new chapter in its history. The historic hotel has also unveiled its new look following the completion of the first phase of renovations. The Bredbury...

Bredbury Hall acquisition saves 250 jobs

                  One of the North’s most iconic hotel and entertainment venues has been bought out of administration in a multi-million pound deal that will secure its future and the jobs of all 250 staff. Bredbury Hall Hotel & Country Club in Stockport has been...

Insolvencies level off but property sector feels the pressure

Official insolvency statistics released today show corporate insolvency levels are flattening off though pressure remains on the property sector, according to the insolvency trade body R3. The figures for the third quarter of 2011 show there were 673 administrations –...