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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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Grow old gracefully… but how?

Recently, I came across a quote by Eric Hoffer: "The best part of the art of living is to know ...

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Seagulls vs Solar

I'm the CRE & LO manager Swiss Re's office in Folkestone, UK. Recently, our office received the ISO ...

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The scoop on product recall risk

When an ice cream manufacturer issues a recall it’s not just a headache for ice cream lovers, it becomes ...

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Are we ready for our future care needs?

Ageing populations will be a defining characteristic of most Asian societies in the coming decades. Attention is commonly focused on ...

STORY URL: http://ow.ly/Uvg7r

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Does healthy eating cost you more?

24 years ago tomorrow, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) created World Diabetes Day held each ...

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Mortality Protection Gap in Asia Widens Significantly

According to Swiss Re Mortality Protection Gap Report, the mortality protection gap for Asia has widened further between 2010 and ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/insurers/life_health/Mortality_protection_gap_in_Asia-Pacific.html
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New Year Resolutions and Life Insurance Buying (EIR 2015)

The European Insurance Report 2015 covers 13 countries in Europe and the Middle East, focusing on older ages as well ...

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Tastes good: a closer look at U.S. food recalls

Roughly every second of the major food companies in the U.S. had experienced a recall in the past five ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/rethinking/food_security/Food_safety_in_a_globalised_world.html

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Crossing the Pacific on solar energy only

A few days ago, André Borschberg, my "solar brother", embarked on the most ambitious leg of the Solar Impulse journey ...

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The market share of US, Canada and UK in Life Reinsurance

Dear community,

In 2013, primary life insurance premiums paid throughout the world were (in mio of USD):
- Europe: 946,727 ...

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Question on life reinsurance premiums paid globally in 2014

Dear community,

In 2014, about 70 billion have been paid out in life reinsurance premiums. This represents an increase of ...

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The UK Courts Act 2003: Ten years on - the story so far

This week marks ten years to the day since PPOs were brought into existence when the Courts Act 2003 became ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/2015_legal_changes_that_have_formed_current_PPO_enviroment.pdf

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The Blue Tsunami meets the Silver Tsunami

This week, I had the great fortune of participating in the very first Chief Resilience Officers' Summit as part of ...

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Depletion Of Fisheries May Be Encouraging Maritime Piracy

There are many factors that may compromise fish abundance. Some, like the effects of raising temperature, acidification, algal blooms or ...

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