MetLife, Inc. provides insurance and financial services to individual and institutional customers. It offers life insurance, annuities, automobile and homeowner's insurance and retail banking services to individuals as well as group insurance, reinsurance and retirement and savings products and services. The company operates its business through six segments: Retail, Group, Voluntary and Worksite Benefits, Corporate Benefit Funding, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Retail segment organized into two businesses: Life and Other, and Annuities. The Life and Other business products include variable life, universal life, term life, whole life, disability, property and casualty. The Annuities business offers a variety of variable and fixed annuities that are primarily sold to individuals and tax-qualified groups in the education, healthcare and not-for-profit sectors. The Group, Voluntary and Worksite Benefits segment is organized into two businesses: Group, and Voluntary and Worksite. The Group insurance products and services include life, dental, group short- and long-term disability and accidental, death and dismemberment coverage. The Voluntary and Worksite products and services include long-term care, prepaid legal plans, critical illness and property and casualty products. The Corporate Benefit Funding segment provides funding and financing solutions that help institutional customers mitigate and manage liabilities primarily associated with their qualified, nonqualified and welfare employee benefit programs using a spectrum of life and annuity-based insurance and investment products. The Latin America segment engages in the accident and health insurance, savings oriented pension product and credit insurance. The Asia segment engages in the life insurance, accident and health insurance, retirement and savings products and credit insurance. The Europe, the Middle East and Africa segment operates in 31 countries across EMEA, which is engaged in the life insurance, accident and health insurance, retirement and savings products and credit insurance. Metlife was founded on 1999 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Political circles in Greece are abuzz with talks about the possibility of another snap election in the country in 2017, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to reach a breakthrough with international lenders this month. Tsipras won the elections in September 2015, riding on his anti-austerity, populist manifesto; his popularity has waned steadily since then as his government failed to address austerity-related issues. Although Tsipras’s term ends in 2019, a snap election next year will not be surprising as, on average, the lifespan of any government in Greece has not been more than two years since 2009, when the country’s crisis unfolded.
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