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Emerging Markets Are Growth Engines for Re/Insurance Industry: Swiss Re Report

The global economy is expected to strengthen moderately next year, which will support insurance premium growth in most regions, according to Swiss Re’s latest publication titled “Global insurance review 2015 and outlook 2016/17.” Demand for non-life insurance is expected to …

New Madrid Study Shows Need for Quake Coverage: Missouri Insurance Director

Missouri’s top insurance regulator says a new report on exposures within the reach of the New Madrid seismic zone reinforces the need for residents in affected areas to purchase earthquake insurance. Missouri Insurance Director John Huff says, however, there is …

Number of Food Recalls and Their Costs Are Increasing: Swiss Re Report

“Food manufacturers operate in a vast, globalized supply chain, where one mislabeled product or contaminated ingredient can cause sickness, death, multi-million dollar losses and massive reputational damage for the affected companies,” says a new report – Swiss Re’s “Food Safety …

EU, US Insurers Lost $400 Billion from Continued Low Interest Rates: Swiss Re

A study, – “Financial repression: The unintended consequences -” released by Swiss Re, notes that “seven years after the financial crisis, central banks are still keeping interest rates at historically low levels.” They keep them low as the policy helps …

Swiss Re’s Insurance Outlook for 2014/15 Sees Emerging Market Growth

In an assessment of the prospects for insurance market in 2014/15, Swiss Re’s latest report concludes that “global economic growth will continue to strengthen in 2014, which will in turn “support on-going premium growth in the non-life primary market, particularly …

River Floods, Earthquakes are Highest Risk to Urban Areas: Swiss Re Report

River floods top the list of risks posing dangers to more people than any other natural catastrophe, according to a new Swiss Re report, which “benchmarks” the natural catastrophe risks faced by 1.7 billion city-dwellers in 616 metropolitan centers around …