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Investment income doubles for Canadian P&C industry: MSA

June 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Canadian property and casualty insurance industry had essentially no underwriting income during the first three months of the year but Q1 net investment income more than doubled year over year, figures from a report from MSA Research Inc. suggest.

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U.S. earthquakes estimated to cost US$6.1 billion annually in building stock losses

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Earthquakes are estimated to cost the United States US$6.1 billion annually in building stock losses, according to an updated report published last week by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The new loss estimate represents a 10% increase over the

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PERILS discloses second loss estimate of 259 million euros for extratropical cyclone Zeus

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PERILS AG has disclosed a second loss estimate for extratropical cyclone Zeus of 269 million euros. The revised estimate, released on Tuesday, is for the property insurance market loss, said PERILS, an independent organization based in Zurich, Switzerland that provides

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Hurricanes and typhoons could be monitored from hundreds of miles away, possibly leading to better forecasts: study

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hurricanes and typhoons could be monitored from hundreds of miles away with relatively inexpensive instruments like barometers and anemometers, much like earthquakes are monitored by seismometers, a new study has found. The study, titled Spiral Gravity Waves Radiating from Tropical

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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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Aftershocks still rumbling following 6.2 quake that jolted Yukon, northwest B.C.

May 2, 2017 The Canadian Press

WHITEHORSE – More than 100 aftershocks had shivered across the Alaska Panhandle, southern Yukon and parts of northwestern British Columbia by early Tuesday following two powerful earthquakes a day earlier, but seismologists say while people need to be prepared, it

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PERILS discloses second property loss estimate of 234 million euros for extratropical cyclone Egon

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PERILS AG has disclosed its second loss estimate of 234 million euros for extratropical cyclone Egon, which affected France and Germany on Jan. 12 and 13 of this year. The cold front associated with Egon resulted in heavy rain and

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Global insured losses from disasters up 42%, economic losses almost double in 2016 over 2015: Swiss Re

March 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Both economic and insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 were the highest since 2012 – reversing a four-year downtrend – amounting to US$54 billion and US$175 billion, respectively, notes the latest sigma study from the Swiss

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Largest single loss for Hannover Re in 2016 was the Fort McMurray wildfire, with net cost of 127.9 million euros

March 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The largest single loss for Hannover Re last year was the Fort McMurray wildfire, with a “net strain” of 127.9 million euros, the reinsurer reported on Thursday. Hannover Re released its financial results on Thursday, reporting a Group net income

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Series of October earthquakes in Italy spur 125 million euro loss estimate: PERILS

January 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The series of earthquakes that hit central Italy in late October last year has prompted a property insurance market loss estimate of 125 million euros, PERILS AG reports. The quakes had on impact on the regions of Lazio, Marche and

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Joy erupts as Italian rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

January 20, 2017 Paolo Santalucia and Gregorio Borgia - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FARINDOLA, Italy – With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people

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Research on earthquakes, tsunamis and climate change to benefit from federal investment of $46.6 million to Ocean Networks Canada

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government has provided a five-year $46.6 million investment to the University of Victoria’s (UVic) Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) to support its continued research and development. ONC pioneers ocean observatories that stream live data 24/7 to researchers across Canada