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Ireland’s Vhi Extends Buffett Reinsurance Deal by Four Years

Vhi Healthcare, the Irish state-owned medical insurer, extended a reinsurance accord with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. as it seeks to move risk from its balance sheet and avoid a taxpayer bailout.

Berkshire signed a one-year accord last July to reinsure half of Dublin-based Vhi Healthcare’s policies, which paid out a