June 20, 2016: Danielle Targets Mexico, Axa's Strategy and French Flood Hits Ratings

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

 Tropical Storm Danielle Forms off Mexico’s East Coast


Some slight strengthening is forecast before Danielle makes landfall in Mexico later Monday.

Joplin Tornado Spawns Research Among Engineers, Meteorologists, Social Scientists

Joplin Globe

More federal funding also follows in wake of severe tornadoes

Trees of Life: Tiny Beetles Turn Californian Forests Into Tinder for Energy

The Guardian

Dry weather in California and growing fire risks are prompting a new effort to cull dead trees affected by bark beetles and use them to make electricity.

Who Isn’t Equipped for a Pandemic or Bioterror Attack? The WHO

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Despite being widely criticized for the Ebola delay, the WHO was still slow to respond to the Zika virus, the most recent global health threat.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

 Axa Strategy Day to Shine Spotlight on New Chief

FT (sub may be required)

The plan itself is likely to be an evolution of Axa’s last five-year project, which was called Ambition 2015 and focused on growth, cost savings and cash generation.

Floods in France, Germany in May/June Are Credit-Negative -Moody’s


Losses will lower the insurers’ 2016 profits.

Asia’s Bancassurance Madness

Bloomberg View

Insurers have been conducting the same sorry experiment again and again, expecting different results.

European, UK Insurance Bodies Want Britain to Remain in EU


Twenty-one European insurance associations said on Monday it was in Britain’s and the European Union’s interests for Britain to remain in the EU

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