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Natural disaster first-half claims top 10-year average

26 July 2021

Natural catastrophe insurance losses reached an estimated $US42 billion in the first half of the year to rise above the 10-year average while economic losses were lower, Aon’s Impact Forecasting says in a Global Catastrophe Recap...

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Germany expects most damaging year since 2002

26 July 2021

Storms, flooding, heavy rain and hail across June and July position this year to be the most damaging for Germany since 2002, when insured storm damage was €10.9 billion in what were, prior to this month, deemed to be the worst floods in Europe this century...

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Canadian province declares wildfires emergency

26 July 2021

Canada’s British Columbia province has declared a state of emergency as wildfires threaten properties amid hot and dry conditions, while large blazes are also affecting parts of the western US...

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Munich Re puts preliminary June quarter earnings at $1.8 billion

26 July 2021

Munich Re says preliminary figures point to a second quarter net profit of €1.1 billion, taking overall half-year earnings to €1.7 billion...

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Lloyd's appoints first female Deputy Chair

26 July 2021

Vicky Carter has been appointed Deputy Chair of Lloyd’s Council, effective in September...

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