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Macro and sector trends of 2016/2017: Join us in London, 11/22

Suffice to say, 2016 has been eventful: with Brexit, the US election result, and ongoing political tensions around the world ...

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Swiss Re’s SEARCH sheds light on heart health in China

We marked an important milestone on 15 April by launching our Risk Dialogue Seminar Series with a full-day event in ...

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Smartphone: the great leveler

Smartphones are as common in developing nations as in the First World. Everyone has a smartphone, and it's their ...

STORY URL: Another Lasting Impact from Smartphones
For a very long time, the rich have known to some extent how the poor around the world live. What’s new in today's world is that the best-kept secret from the poor, namely, how the rich live, is now

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Metropolis now! Poor to be hardest hit by climate change

This was a key result for me out of the "Metropolis now! Can our cities cope with disaster?" discussion at ...

STORY URL: Connecting Generations: Metropolis Now | Swiss Re - Centre for Global Dialogue
Floods, storms, earthquakes and other natural disasters affect...

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Why pay a premium for an airbag?

While the rest of the world debates on the risks associated with driverless vehicles, in the developing world, there are ...

STORY URL: Exclusive- Failing the crash test: Are India's small cars death traps?
Did you know that the small car you have invested in could be a death trap? Now, the international safety standards assessor NCap comes out with a damning report on how several cars on our roads a...

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For all the tea in Kenya

The Kenyan tea industry is an excellent reminder that insurance does not just follow growth in Africa – it is fundamental ...

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The risk of not supporting girls' education

In company with hundreds of thousands of others around the world, I found Malala Yousafzai's speech at the United Nations ...

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Growing old before growing rich

Somnath Chatterji is team leader for the multi-country studies program at the WHO (World Health Organisation). We interviewed him for ...

STORY URL: WHO | WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)
http://www.who.int/healthinfo/sage/en/index.html

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Ducking a Himalayan Tsunami

Noted Indian environmental activist Sunitha Narain, talks about sustainable development in the Himalayas in light of the recent flash floods ...

STORY URL: Reclaiming the Himalayas
The devastating floods in Uttarakhand underscore the problems in the way development is being undertaken in the Himalayas. Sunita Narain, Director General, C...

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Chinese middle class

By 2050, some 1 billion Chinese will have reached a western middle class lifestyle. Every ecologist and most economists know ...

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How can we ensure food security?

Swiss Re's Clarence Wong, Chief Economist Asia, talks about food security challenges in emerging markets. His own grandmother was a ...

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Latin America's future is Swiss Re's future

It was announced today that Robert Azevedo, Brazil's ambassador to the World Trade Organization, has been selected to be the ...

STORY URL: Innovative solutions for Latin America
Social innovation and entrepreneurship featured strongly on the agenda at the World Economic Forum on Latin America, where, as co-chair of the meeting, I had the opportunity to participate in a nu...

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Risk and international growth

At an event in London, Swiss Re chief economist, Kurt Karl, has predicted that in the year 2025 eight of ...

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Manage disaster risk

For years now, we've been seeing a dramatic rise in economic losses caused by natural catastrophes. Since 1980, the global ...

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How do we support an ageing population?

Longer lives are great news, but how do we financially support the world's ageing population? Watch my video and take ...

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