February 19, 2016: Taiwan to Hedge Rather Than Insure, Creating an Economic Climate Model and Cat Bonds for Infrastructure
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February 19, 2016: Taiwan to Hedge Rather Than Insure, Creating an Economic Climate Model and Cat Bonds for Infrastructure

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Fiji Braces for Cyclone Winston after Tonga Hit Twice

ABC News

Fiji’s capital is bracing for cyclone Winston, after the storm hit Tonga’s northern islands twice in a week.

Complexity Theory and Financial Regulation

Science

The time has come to create an economic model that will predict crisis similar to climate models.

Zika May Increase Risk of Mental Illness, Researchers Say

New York Times

Reproductive health experts are warning that microcephaly may be only the most obvious consequence of the spread of the Zika virus.

Hurricane Hunters Make First Flights into Atmospheric Rivers, Key to Weather Extremes in West

Washington Post

For the first time ever, “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft are collecting data from these rivers above the Pacific to attempt to improve forecasts.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Taiwan, World’s Most Insured, Allows Derivatives for Risky Cover

Bloomberg

The world’s most insured nation is opening up some of its riskier business to the region’s derivatives providers.

How Cat Bond Deals Can Mitigate Business Interruption Risk

AFP

Corporates with complex infrastructures that face major business interruption may find relief in the catastrophe bond market.

German Life Insurers Face Rising Reserve Buffers -Bafin

Reuters

Life will get tougher for Germany’s life insurers as they contend with the increasingly onerous need for greater reserves to offset the effects of low interest rates.

Marsh Report Urges Reforms to National Flood Insurance Program

IFA News

Congress is expected to address the reauthorization of the NFIP before its expiration on Sept. 30, 2017.

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