THE EUROPEAN Commission has cleared the start-up of inreon, (NOTE: all letters in lower case) an online business-to-business reinsurance trading platform set up by Swiss Re and Munich Re. The service will enable insurers to obtain bids from reinsurers on big property and catastrophic risks and conclude contracts online. Following an inquiry, Brussels concluded that adequate safeguards for competition within the EU insurance market had been provided.

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