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Threats of cyberattacks, natural disasters and supply chain failure most pressing global business performance risks: FM Global

May 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Cyberattacks, natural disasters and supply chain failure are three of the most pressing risks to global business performance in the 21st century, according to the 2017 FM Global Resilience Index. The online, interactive annual index ranks 130 countries and territories

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ICLR holding 2017 hurricane season forecast webinar on May 30

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is holding a webinar on May 30 that will discuss a forecast of the 2017 hurricane season. Bob Robichaud, warning preparedness meteorologist for the Canadian Hurricane Centre, will be part of the interactive

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Husky resumes cleanup after major oil spill in Saskatchewan last summer

May 10, 2017 Jennifer Graham - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – Husky Energy is going to see how much more oil – if any – can be cleaned up from a major spill last July along the North Saskatchewan River. The company has started more shoreline cleanup and assessment

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Hannover Re Group net income down 2.4% to 264.8 million euros in 2017 Q1 compared to 2016 Q1

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Group net income for Hannover Re contracted to 264.8 million euros in the first quarter of 2017, but was in line with the prior-year quarter’s exceptionally good results, positioning the reinsurer well for achieving its financial targets this year. Group

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Documents show many cities are wary of mapping flood risks, making data public

May 9, 2017 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – When municipal officials were told last year about new tools to help them map the risk of flooding in their communities, they immediately raised red flags, suggesting they wanted no part of it over concerns about legal liability

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Q1 revenues up 5% at Aon

May 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon plc reported Tuesday its commercial risk solutions revenue of $984 million in the three months ending March 31, up 2% from $961 million during the same period in 2016, while net income, company wide, dropped 9% due in part

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Flooding in Ontario and Quebec in April and May estimated to cost “well into the millions” in U.S. dollars: Aon Benfield

May 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Flooding in multiple communities in southern Ontario and Quebec in April and into May is estimated to cost “well into the millions of dollars (USD)” in economic losses, Impact Forecasting said on Tuesday in its Global Catastrophe Recap report for

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PERILS estimates property market loss for Cyclone Debbie at AU$1,116 million

May 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Tropical Cyclone Debbie – the initial loss estimate for which PERILS AG puts at AU$1,116 million – “underpins the need for reliable natural catastrophe insurance data for Australia,” suggests Darryl Pidcock, head of PERILS Asia-Pacific. Debbie affected the Australian states

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U.S. P&C insurers report US$4.7 billion net underwriting loss in 2016: Verisk Analytics

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Private property and casualty insurers in the United States suffered a US$4.7 billion net underwriting loss in 2016 following a US$8.9 billion net underwriting gain in 2015, according to ISO, a Verisk Analytics business, and the Property Casualty Insurers Association

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Q1 insurance premiums up 95% at Berkshire Hathaway after adverse development reinsurance agreement with AIG

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. announced Friday it recorded insurance premiums earned of $21.7 billion during the three months ending March 31 – up 95% from $11.1 billion in Q1 2016 -while Cyclone Debbie affected the Omaha, Neb.-based firm’s underwriting result by

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Portions of south, central interior B.C. remain under evacuation alert or order after recent flooding

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Areas in the south and central interior of British Columbia remain under evacuation alert or evacuation order after recent flooding events and there is potential for increased snowmelt and further precipitation and flooding next week, the provincial Ministry of Transportation

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Quebec says high water levels across province to peak by Wednesday

May 8, 2017 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Quebec’s public security minister is saying water levels across the province are expected to peak between today and Wednesday. Martin Coiteux says authorities expect the water to start receding by mid-week. Heavy rains and melting snowpack across Quebec