AXA (ADR) (Public, NYSE:AXA) is the holding company of the AXA Group. It operates through five business segments: Life & Savings, Property & Casualty, International Insurance, Asset Management and Banking.
The Life & Savings segment offers a range of life and savings products, including individual and group savings retirement products, life and health products. The Property & Casualty segment includes a range of products, including mainly motor, household, property and general liability insurance for both personal and commercial customers. The International Insurance segment’s operations include insurance products that specifically relate to AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance. The Asset Management segment includes diversified asset management (including investment fund management) and related services. The Banking Segment includes banking activities conducted primarily in France and Belgium.
Ocean acidification proves to have domino effect Australia
Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science are currently studying the shallow volcanic CO2 seeps in eastern Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province to observe how ocean acidification is affecting the oceans.
Shark fin trade experiences sharp drop Hong Kong
The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 dropped from 8,285.1 tonnes to 5,412.2 tonnes, representing 34.7 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department.