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10 Apr 2019
Swiss Re Institute
Global insured losses from natural catastrophe events in 2018 were USD 76 billion, the fourth highest on sigma records. More than ...
By Lucia Bevere, Senior Catastrophe Data Analyst, Swiss Re Institute
05 Mar 2019
The wildfire risk landscape in Canada has changed rapidly. Each year between 2000 and 2014, an average of 13 000 Canadians were ...
By Multiple Authors
05 Apr 2016
Swiss Re Institute
Charged particles in the form of electrons and protons, as well as some heavy ions, are continuously emitted from the upper ...
11 Apr 2018
At USD 144 billion, the insured losses from natural and man-made disasters worldwide in 2017 were the highest ever recorded in a ...
04 Dec 2018
Alternative capital proved to be a reliable source of capacity during the active 2017 natural catastrophe season. We predict that ...
04 Jul 2019
Swiss Re Group
Last year, global insurance premiums surpassed USD 5 trillion for the first time ever. But what's in a number? There are five ...
By Moses Ojeisekhoba, Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance
20 Nov 2018
Researchers at Peking University in Beijing explore whether insurance can reduce poverty in China in a report released in ...
23 May 2019
They could be the key to closing the protection gap We all know about the protection gap, or at least, I hope so – it's the ...
16 May 2019
We expect Japan’s commercial insurance premiums to grow by 4.4% this year, after estimated 1.6% growth in 2018 and average 3.1% ...
By Irina Fan, Senior Economist, Swiss Re Institute
16 Nov 2018
In ancient times, local governments in China would 开仓放粮 (kai cang fang liang) – open their granaries to help the poor after ...