A round-up of the latest insurance stories online

Positive news about jobs in the general insurance sector was the catalyst for the most clicked-on story this week.

You flocked to our story that the demand for new jobs in the GI market has risen to a record high, news prompted by results of Reed’s latest jobs index that revealed general insurance had risen 38% – one of the biggest movers.

Job stories appear regularly in Weblog, but often prompted by someone facing the dreaded axe. So it was a welcome relief to counter the mostly negative headlines created in the past 18 months for our online readers, who will be hoping for more of the same.

Half-year results are still flying in, but the second most-read story concerned rather more interesting developments. A report that a ‘solar tsunami’ was set to hit Earth, and affect power and communications in the UK, created a flurry of hits by intrigued users. Fortunately, no such event developed.

Our online exclusive on JLT chief executive Dominic Burke’s reaction to speculation about a possible takeover by Aon also struck a chord. As did AXA’s announcement confirming the exit of UK boss Nicolas Moreau, once again revealed first on insurancetimes.co.uk.

Meanwhile, if you missed our recent ‘Five things you didn’t know about …’, featuring Groupama’s head of commercial distribution Allison Andrews, you can still catch it on the site by tinyurl.com/5thingsAA.

Also, don’t forget our blogs from a selection of market commentators, including mystery blogger Sid.

Online top 10

Demand for GI staff hits record high

Earth faces solar tsunami

JLT chief dubs takeover rumours laughable

Allianz in employers' liability fraud clampdown

AXA confirms Moreaus UK exit

Liberty to enter UK motor market

QBE and Towergate agree deal

Aggregators continue to dominate - Deloitte

Two jailed over multiple insurance fraud

Hundreds back Fair Fees campaign