Will the global insurance industry save us from climate change?

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Earth Day turned a lot of heads toward the critical environmental issues we’re facing. The global insurance industry has stepped up and has shown that it was listening when scientists around the world made it clear that the top message they wanted to share on Earth Day 2016 was that the planet’s temperatures are rising. Regardless of whether people agree with the cause of the matter, it is happening in a measurable way. Why is the global insurance industry showing concern? For one thing, it’s made up of people who,…

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Cyber security is becoming risky for the insurance industry

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Survey shows that insurers are becoming more concerned about cyber risks The Cyber Security Forum Initiative, alongside the Pew Research Center, has released the results of a new survey that highlights the risks that the insurance industry is facing. According to the survey, cyber risk and interest rates are now among the top risks that insurers are experiencing in the global market. Regulatory risks continue to be a significant concern for the insurance industry, but the rise in cyber attacks and other digital issues are beginning to cause concern for…

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Insurance industry sees prices fall worldwide

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The global pricing dropped during the last quarter of 2013, says a recent news report. According to recent insurance industry news issued in the Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing from Marsh, the average pricing declines that were experienced around the world – aside from in the United States – sent the global rates downward during the last quarter of 2013. During that time, the company tracked the rates and found that the global index dropped in many areas. For instance, this insurance industry report showed that the risk management global…

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Insurance industry in the Middle East and North Africa primed for growth

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The Zurich Insurance Group report has shown that the sector in these regions is ready to expand. According to a new report from Zurich, the insurance industry is ready for a considerable amount of growth in both the Middle East and North Africa, and this could lead to a significant level of economic growth in those regions. At the same time, it noted that while there is growth potential, there remain several challenges in the way. The insurance industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region currently has…

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Report highlights effect of natural disaster on insurance industry

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Insurance industry continues to wrestle with catastrophes Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe modeling division of the company, has released its latest Global Catastrophe Recap report. These reports are issued monthly and highlight the natural disasters that have occurred around the world and details what impact they may have had on the insurance industry. The latest report provides some insight on the natural disasters that struck throughout the U.S. in April. The report makes note of several severe events that have caused significant damage in some parts of the country.…

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Meteor Blast Impacts Russia: AIR Worldwide

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, on Friday, February 15, a meteor exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk (population: 1 million) in Russia’s central Ural Mountains, injuring hundreds and causing damage to buildings in six cities. According to the Russian Academy of Sciences, the massive meteor weighed 10 tons and entered the earth’s atmosphere at a speed as high as 33,000 mph. Most of the damage was caused by the shock waves as the meteor broke up in the atmosphere. The force of the explosion was enough to shatter…

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News Report from AIR Worldwide Puts Recent Catastrophe Losses in Perspective

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BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2013 – In 2011, insured losses from global natural catastrophe losses exceeded USD 110 billion according to industry sources, the second-highest figure ever recorded. A new report from catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide reveals that there is nearly a 7 percent probability that the global insurance industry will experience this loss level or greater in any given year (translating to a 15-year return period loss). AIR’s report titled Taking a Comprehensive View of Catastrophe Risk Worldwide not only puts the 2011 losses in perspective but also examines…

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Insurance industry warning released by Lloyd’s of London

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The oldest market of insurers in the world has issued a caution to the globe. Lloyd’s of London, the oldest coverage market worldwide, has issued a warning to the insurance industry, cautioning it that if a natural disaster should strike in emerging economies, the cost of rebuilding could be enormous. It has included over a dozen emerging economies in its warning against tremendous rebuilding bills. In fact, it pointed out that there is currently a global insurance industry deficit worth £104 million ($168 million), and that this is now affecting…

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Global Federation of Insurance Associations forms to combat rampant regulation

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Insurers come together to form the Global Federation of Insurance Associations Insurance regulations around the world are becoming more stringent in the wake of the global financial crisis that began taking off in 2008. The crisis is responsible for a severe economic depression in the U.S. and other countries and is being widely attributed to the lack of strict regulation of both the insurance and banking industries. Because of the industry’s link to the financial crisis, companies around the world are beginning to see extreme regulations that are making it…

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Insurance industry backing financial integration in the European Union

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EU continues to enact dramatic changes with the help of the insurance industry The ongoing financial crisis gripping Europe has been a subject of major concern around the world. The crisis has serious implications for the global economy, which could be severely impacted if the European Union cannot find a solution to the ongoing problem. The EU has turned to the global insurance industry, suggesting that insurance could be a way to solve the problems facing many of the countries facing economic troubles. In this case, insurance coverage is being…

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