Vladimir Putin

Rowland, David

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Recent newsworthy events at Lloyd's of London. An explanation and background to the current situation. A history of Lloyd's 307 years, which started as a coffee-house. Details of the operation today, with figures and statistics. What went wrong to cause the current dilemmas. Seven billion pounds of other people's money lost in the last five years. A detailed discussion which attempts to explain exactly what did go wrong, how and why. Some comments on litigation and risk-taking. Business at Lloyd's: there and will be there again for the future. Trying to resolve the litigation, failing and trying again. Bringing this episode to an end by the spring of next year. Announcing the first serious profit in five years by the spring of next year. Pride in Lloyd's record. Learning from the losses. Deep regret for the losses. Paying the claims. A business with a great future.

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