January 23, 2015: Valuing Berkshire's Jain, Warming Killing Crops

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

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Fast Track on Drug for Ebola Has Faltered


There are diminishing chances that the drug can be used to treat large numbers of patients in the current outbreak

Rising Temperatures Could Cut Crop Output

WSJ (sub may be required)

Rising temperatures in coming decades could sharply reduce U.S. crop production and reshape the nation’s agriculture industry.

Tidal Stresses and Giant Earthquakes

Juneau Empire

A student is combing through a database of offshore Alaska earthquakes to see if there is any link between the number of small earthquakes triggered by tides and great earthquakes that send tsunamis.

Insurers Pleased the Government Plans to Recognise Natural Hazards in Revamped RMA


The revamped Resource Management Act could prevent the most vulnerable being left out of pocket as the supply of affordable housing increases.

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Ajit Jain’s Value To Berkshire Hathaway

Seeking Alpha

So, if Ajit Jain is tipped to be the next CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, then what are his key achievements and track record?

BoE says UK insurer capital won’t rise under EU rules


European Union rules to keep insurance companies stable will not be an excuse for regulators to ramp up capital requirements for insurers in Britain.

A Little Market Medicine to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Financial Times (sub may be required)

‘Pandemic bonds’ could inject private-sector rigour into global medical bureaucracies

Group: Make Insurance Commissioner an Elected Position

Sun Sentinel

Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty hasn’t been removed from office, but already the wheels are turning to prevent his successors from being fired.