Cyclone Debbie was the costliest natural catastrophe to hit Australia for six years, while the scale of the event spurred innovation among insurers writes Nicky Burridge.
Reconstruction costs form property damaged by Hurricane Harvey could reach $39.6bn, according to Core Logic.
Inland flooding, hurricane winds, and life-threatening storm surge poses a severe risk from Hurricane Harvey, according to catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide.
Under half of risk managers are prepared for a major claim, a survey has revealed.
Estimated insurance industry losses from the earthquake that struck Italy in August last year has been increased by 64% to €108m (£99.4m), according to Perils.
Perils has pegged insurance and reinsurance industry losses for Storm Thomas at €249m (£229m).
Global reinsurers continue to feel the pinch of sustained pricing and earning pressure at the half year results, according to Fitch Ratings.
If a hurricane the strength of Andrew tracked through Miami today, losses would likely exceed $200bn ($155bn), almost twice what the insurance industry is prepared for, warns Karen Clark, co-founder of Karen Clark & Company.
A typhoon signal 8 warning can cost Hong Kong's economy as much as HK$4.29bn (£427m) each day writes Swiss Re Corporate Solutions head of north Asia and Hong Kong branch manager Dylan Bryant.
AIR’s has estimated that if Hurricane Andrew were to recur today, the expected total industry insured losses would be approximately $56 billion (£43.48bn), based on today’s exposures.
Aon Benfield's nat cat experts Impact Forecasting has recorded over $10bn of economic losses in China over a six week summer period following heavy flooding.
As Typhoon Noru approaches Japan flooding has killed over 250 people across Asia over the last few weeks and caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage.
Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re saw powerful Cyclone Debbie contribute towards a 35% fall in profit in the first half of 2017 while gross written premiums declined by over $1.5bn (£1.14bn).
The growing impact of climate change on the Pacific Islands just adds another layer of catastrophe risk to an already highly vulnerable group of countries.
Brisbane-headquartered financial services group Suncorp saw mixed results in its two key insurance markets for the full year ending 30 June.
Corporate clients want travel insurance and travel risk management in the same place, says Chris Knight, head of corporate services at Cega.
The UK government has published regulations that will introduce a competitive regulatory and tax regime for Insurance Linked Securities.
New types of insurance could cut the costs of natural disasters for poorer countries and reduce the amount of humanitarian aid needed, according to a new report.
The $22bn (£16.9bn) in insurer payouts from first half nat cat losses is 35% lower than the ten year average of $35bn according to Impact Forecasting - Aon Benfield's catastrophe modeling team.
Lloyd’s of London has outlined plans to enhance and speed up recovery in the aftermath of a market turning event, an insurable loss so significant it results in a rapid upturn in pricing.
The Lloyd’s Market Association is to fund a satellite imagery and intelligence service that will enable improvements to claims processes and exposure management before and after a natural catastrophe.
Despite being in a major earthquake zone the take up of insurance in Japan is relatively low. David Worsfold examines why.
Natcat expert Perils has given its second loss estimate for windstorm Thomas, also known as Doris, which affected Belgium, Germany, Holland and the UK on 23 and 24 February.
Insurers may not be saving that much money by cutting back on subsidence claims handling, notes Nick Turner, professional services director at Claims Consortium Group, arguing that triage and on-site inspections can help provide a smooth service and…