sigma 02/2012 Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2011: historic losses surface from record earthquakes and floods

Swiss Re’s latest sigma study reveals unprecedented economic losses of USD 370 billion from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2011. Despite immense insured losses of USD 116 billion (a 142% increase over the previous year) arising from record earthquake and flood losses, the insurance industry weathered the year well and played a key role in risk management and post-disaster recovery financing

2/2012 Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2011

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