July 18, 2016: Oklahoma's Quake Conundrums,  AIR Focuses on Resilience and Avoiding the Next Ebola Crisis
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July 18, 2016: Oklahoma's Quake Conundrums,  AIR Focuses on Resilience and Avoiding the Next Ebola Crisis

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Slow Quakes Add Clues for Forecasting Terrible Tremors

Scientific American

The quiet events could be valuable signs of danger areas even if they don’t make short-term prediction possible.

Despite Seismic Hot Spot, Oklahoma Sees Drop in Quakes as Wastewater Injection Volume Declines

Tulsa World

Oklahoma is on pace for fewer earthquakes than the prior year for the first time since 2012 — but an area in northwest Oklahoma remains seismically strong and a concern to scientists.

Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Sparks Into Life

Al Jazeera

After a very slow start, cyclones are coming thick and fast, in one region.

Escalation of Ebola Crisis Could Have Been Avoided, says World Bank President

The Guardian

Jim Yong Kim points finger at funding delay and hails launch of pandemic financing facility as opportunity to ensure past mistakes are not repeated.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Khazanah Said to Mull Bid for Billionaire Quek’s Insurer Stakes

Bloomberg

The purchase would add to $10.3 billion of insurance acquisitions in Southeast Asia in the past five years.

AIR Worldwide Announces New Global Resilience Practice

Press Release

The initiative is aimed at developing solutions that aid society’s efforts to better prepare for and recover from catastrophes.

Noncompetitive Market for Earthquake Insurance Causes Concern

Tulsa World

The regulatory move of calling the market noncompetitive came after the state saw massive — 300 percent — increases in insurance rates.

VN Government Puts a Leash on Foreign Reinsurance

Vietnam.net

Foreign insurers operating in Vietnam are no longer allowed to transfer their entire premium collected in the country to their mother companies through overseas reinsurance contracts.

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