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  • Swiss Re CEO gives his views on concerns surrounding the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

    Mr Christian Mumenthalerm, Group CEO of Swiss Re, has said that at present, there is little information about the coronavirus ravaging China, and that more would be known in coming days.

    China | 24 Jan 2020
  • Monsoon rains in China ranked among top 5 global economic loss events in 2019

    Under the likely influence of an unusually strong Indian Ocean Dipole event, monsoon rains led to economic losses of $15bn in the June-August period last year.

    China | 24 Jan 2020
  • Asia-Pac accounts for nearly half of economic losses from NatCATs since 2010

    The economic cost of natural disasters to global economies reached $2.98tn between 2010 and 2019, which was $1.19tn higher than the previous decade. The Asia Pacific region, unsurprisingly, accounted for almost half of all losses, at 44% or $1.3tn, according to Aon's annual report on natural disasters.

    AIRPlus | 23 Jan 2020
  • Australia: Recent hailstorms cause at least A$320m losses

    Earlier this week, bushfire-ravaged Australia was struck by yet another Nat CAT - hailstorms - which resulted in estimated losses of at least A$320m ($218.9m) and over 20,000 insurance claims according to the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA).

    Asia | 22 Jan 2020
  • UAE: Minister explains position on insurance compensation for flood damaged vehicles

    Motorists whose vehicles were damaged during heavy rainfall, that rapidly flooded roads earlier this month, must be protected by insurance companies, a minister confirmed yesterday.

    Middle East | 22 Jan 2020
  • Labour productivity to suffer due to climate change

    There is so much more to climate change than meets the eye. Everyone can see its obvious effects - increasing average temperatures, extreme precipitation as well as the rising frequency of severe hurricanes and drought. However, the socioeconomic impacts of climate change on physiological, human-made and ecological systems are seldom discussed or even thought about.

    AIRPlus | 22 Jan 2020
  • Business interruption and natural catastrophes remain top risks amongst China companies - Allianz

    For the third consecutive year, Business Interruption (30% of responses) ranks as the most important business risk for Chinese companies in the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020. Natural catastrophes remain at (#2 with 26% of responses) while rounding up the top three is cyber incidents and market developments tied at the third spot (24% of responses.) The annual survey on global business risks from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) incorporates the views of a record 2,718 experts in over 100 countries including CEOs, risk managers, brokers and insurance experts.

    Asia Risk | 22 Jan 2020
  • Philippines remains wary of deadly Taal volcano eruption

    The Philippines maintained its second-highest alert for Taal on Sunday (19 January) as the deadly volcano continued to generate weak explosions and earthquakes a week after it started emitting ash and steam.

    Asia Risk | 22 Jan 2020
  • Long-term climate change risks outweigh cyber-attacks, pandemics, geopolitical conflicts and weapons of mass destruction

    An annual risk survey published ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, has put climate change threats ahead of risks ranging from cyber-attacks and pandemics to geopolitical conflict and weapons of mass destruction.

    Asia Risk | 22 Jan 2020
  • Australia's perfect (fire)storm

    A deadly trifecta of soaring temperatures, dry weather, and strong winds has created ideal conditions for what could possibly be one of the worst bushfire catastrophes in Australia's history. And the question on the minds of many right now: Is the climate crisis to blame?

    AIRPlus | 21 Jan 2020

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