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Are we ready for the next big earthquake in Istanbul?

Istanbul. The imposing city straddling the Bosporus strait is one of the most populous cities in the world with roughly ...

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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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Insurance as innovative tool for humanitarian assistance

I am attending the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. This is a flagship event organized by the United Nations ...

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How good is Swiss Re's landslide modelling approach?

Recent weeks saw Japan's south-western prefecture of Kumamoto being stuck by two earthquakes – a foreshock of magnitude 6.2 ...

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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 120 ...

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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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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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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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