July 11, 2016: Terrorism to Trade Online, the Blob is Back and Nepartak Sinks 2000 Homes

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Super Typhoon Nepartak: Six Dead in China as Tens of Thousands Flee Storm

The Guardian

Nearly 2,000 homes destroyed as storm brings chaos to China’s south-eastern coast after hitting Taiwan.

Three Major Quakes Rocked Kumamoto in 7,000 Years

Asahi Shimbun

There is a possibility that the Futagawa fault zone had an active cycle of between 8,100 and 26,000 years.

A Rare “Blob” of Unusually Warm Water That Did Massive Damage to California’s Marine Life Has Reemerged


It’s not a creature from a horror flick, but it might as well be for marine scientists.

Why Congress’ Zika Impasse Could Awaken Ebola Menace


Emergency funds to fight Ebola may run out in October because they were poached to fight Zika.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Lloyd’s Market Takes Tentative Steps Online

FT (sub may be required)

An electronic exchange for terrorism insurance to serve as guinea pig.

AQR Opens in Asia, Eyes China and Japan

Asian Investor

Having opened an office in Hong Kong last week, US quant fund manager AQR is targeting onshore pension funds and insurers.

Von Bomhard Floats a Munich Re Return

FT (sub may be required)

Outgoing chief may make 2019 comeback once cooling-off period over.

Making Agriculture Resilient to Bad Weather

China Daily

Agricultural insurance premiums in China have increased tremendously since 2007-gross written premiums rose from $89 million in 2007 to $5.1 billion in 2014.

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