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Raising taxes to pay for disasters should not be necessary

It is with mixed feelings that I read the BBC news that Ecuador's government will raise taxes to help ...

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Does Delhi need to worry about far-field earthquakes?

During
last week, Delhi experienced two earthquake tremors and one of them forced the Delhi metro to stop their services ...

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Earthquakes: What they are not about

Usually, earthquakes are all about numbers. Take the earthquake that occurred in Nepal in April 2015. The total economic loss ...

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Sigma Event 2016: from reviewing losses to closing the gap

Edi Schmid, who heads Property & Specialty Reinsurance at Swiss Re, recently hosted a forum near Zurich in which about ...

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Did you know that Switzerland is an earthquake country?

Switzerland is an earthquake country and most of its building stock has no or insufficient insurance cover against earthquake. The ...

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2001 Gujarat Earthquake – A Retrospective

Earthquakes do not kill people but buildings do. This is proven by the regions where construction practices are poor. One ...

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Fondue, deconstructed.

It is as Swiss as it gets. An acquired taste for some. For the uninitiated, fondue might just seem like ...

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Collaboration the key to innovation

Here's a statistic I found quite unbelievable when I heard it... Only 5% of corporates in Australia have relationships ...

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Magnitude 6.1 Düren/Germany earthquake - 260th anniversary

February 18, which is only a bit more than two weeks ago, marks the 260th anniversary of the Düren earthquake ...

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Let's shake things up

“It’s not that bad," or “it’s not my responsibility.”

There’s a reason I started this blog with ...

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A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On…

The first few days of 2016 have brought a flurry of earthquakes to the residents of northwest Oklahoma. On New ...

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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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Closing Canada’s protection gap

What does a prepaid debit card have to do with Canada’s flood insurance shortfall? Those prepaid debit cards issued ...

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Life Insurance Awareness Month "...why we do what we do..."

I work in the life (re)insurance industry. Every day I come into work, walk up the stairs (yes I ...

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