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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 ...

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The UK general election and welfare reform

Although the UK's major political parties have not been very forthcoming on their plans ahead of the upcoming general ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/media/news_releases/nr_20150407_UK_group_watch_2015.html

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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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Understanding why people don't buy life insurance

One would think that because life insurance can help families mitigate risks to their standard of living, consumers would purchase ...

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An Untimely Passing

I've never believed in coincidences, luck or fate. I felt that my path was determined solely on my actions ...

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Selling insurance in the digital era

On Tuesday last week, Swiss Re held its inaugural 'Next generation insurance customer' conference here in Zürich. We were joined ...

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Community engagement proves key to ocean conservation

In a world where more than 800 million people suffer from chronic malnourishment and where the global population is expected ...

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"Earth Hour is nothing but an ineffective feel-good event"

In his recent USA Today article Bjorn Lomborg states that "Earth Hour" is nothing but an "ineffective feel-good event". Lomborg ...

STORY URL: Lomborg: Earth Hour just a feel-good campaign
Instead, give light to the 1.3 billion people who still live without electricity.

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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Wind Energy as an Alternative for the Future

All over the world there is an increased acceptance of the dreary fact that the fossil reserves will come to ...

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The way ahead for our millennials

As always, the Global Risks Report, published annually by the World Economic Forum, provides government and private sector decision-makers with ...

STORY URL: Global Risks Report 2014 | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
High unemployment, the rising cost of education and an aging population...

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Wind power can fight hurricanes, but what about big oil?

I came across an intriguing idea the other day. It seems brilliant in its simplicity, effectively knocking over two big ...

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So many issues: isn't it great?

A six-hour bus journey, and your mind does tend to wander. Which is what mine did in early November as ...

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Happy(?) World Fisheries Day

Today is World Fisheries Day. Not sure it's a day to celebrate but it's certainly a good opportunity to reflect ...

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