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Typhoon Nepartak Lashes Taiwan, to Weaken Before Hitting China

Super typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan on Friday, driving thousands of people from their homes, disrupting power supply and forcing the cancellation of more than 600 flights, emergency authorities said. Television showed images of tipped-over motorcycles and large signboards being ripped from buildings …

Taiwan Readies for Typhoon Nepartak; AIR Worldwide Comments

Taiwan told schools and offices along its eastern coast to close early Thursday as Typhoon Nepartak threatens to unleash strong winds and heavy rain across the island through Friday. Airlines canceled or rerouted flights in and out of Taiwan. The …

Zurich to Sell General Insurance Operations in Taiwan to Hotai Motor

Zurich Insurance will sell its general insurance operations in Taiwan to Hotai Motor Co. Ltd., with the business to become part of the Hotai Group, subject to approvals and conditions from the supervisory regulator. Hotai Motor Co. Ltd. has become …

Death Toll Rises from Taiwan Earthquake; Chip-Making Plants to Re-Open Quickly

The number of confirmed deaths in a weekend earthquake in Taiwan edged up to 37, with the final toll estimated to be much higher as more than a hundred people were still reported missing. Efforts to dig through collapsed buildings in the …

AIR Analyzes Taiwan, China Damages, Losses from Typhoon Dujuan

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide reports that Typhoon Dujuan made landfall on northeast coast of Taiwan with high winds and heavy rain near Nan’ao Township in Yilan County, late afternoon on Monday, September 28, at approximately 09:00 UTC. AIR described …

Typhoon Dujuan Nears Taiwan with Rain, Wind; Airlines Cancel Flights

Typhoon Dujuan lashed Taiwan with rain and wind as it neared the island on Monday, forcing schools to shut and disrupting land and air traffic. Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. canceled or delayed about 30 flights Monday and Tuesday, the airline …

Dujuan Strengthens; Threatens Ryukyu’s, Japan,Taiwan, China: AccuWeather

AccuWeather has reported that Tropical Storm Dujuan is on track to strengthen into a powerful typhoon with Japan’s Ryukyu Islands in its path and mainland Japan, Taiwan and eastern China on alert for potential impacts. “Dujuan has been steadily strengthening …

RMS and Taiwan’s MSIG Mingtai Collaborate on Typhoon Risk Insights

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based catastrophe risk management firm, has formed a technical collaboration with MSIG Mingtai Insurance Co. Ltd. to share industry information and insight about the local Taiwanese insurance market, as RMS develops a typhoon model for Taiwan. The …

UPDATE: Typhoon Soudelor Nears Taiwan; China Next: AccuWeather Report

AccuWeather has reported that “powerful Typhoon Soudelor will bring both flooding rainfall and damaging winds to Taiwan as the storm remains on a collision course with the island.” The report noted that “even though Soudelor has weakened, it remains a …

Taiwan to Pay Life Insurer Transglobe $3 Billion in Record Bailout of Rival

Taiwan’s government will pay Transglobe Life Insurance T$88.4 billion ($3 billion) to take over ailing rival Kuo Hua Life after Transglobe beat out other competitors in the biggest taxpayer-funded bailout ever by the island state. Taiwan’s overcrowded life insurance industry …