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Climate-change effects to drive rising losses from severe weather events:Sigma study

  The latest sigma "Natural catastrophes in times of economic accumulation and climate change" says that Swiss Re Institute expects that global warming will lead to growing intensity and frequency of severe weather events, but also to more uncertainty in their assessment.   Economic and insured losses...

Caronavirus Pandemic: After the virus, what world will we live in?

One day, the battle against the novel coronavirus will be won. But the world that emerges may look very different from the one we lived in before the pandemic began. Over 60,000 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 and there are a more than...

Dr. Peter Sousounis, Director,Climate Change Research, AIR Worldwide

Climate and Pandemics

  COVID-19 is a slowly unfolding catastrophe that poses a serious threat to humanity worldwide. Unlike a tornado, hurricane, or even flood, it is hard to say when the event will end. Unlike heat waves and droughts, it is likely not being enhanced by climate change...

COVID-19: What companies are missing?

  by Matt Craven, Linda Liu, Mihir Mysore, and Matt Wilson   At the time of writing, there have been more than 160,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 6,000 deaths from the disease. Older people especially, are at risk . More than 140 countries and...

Coronavirus: India could be next virus hotspot with an 'avalanche' of cases

  By Muneeza Naqvi, Archana Chaudhary and Bibhudatta Pradhan Delhi: India could become the next global hotspot for virus cases, with experts warning containment measures that proved successful elsewhere in Asia may not work in the world's second-most populous country.   The South Asian nation, which has...

Coronavirus drives patients to online doctors, spurring telemedicine sector

The new coronavirus that’s forcing lockdowns and roiling economies is spurring a silent revolution in the field of telemedicine.   As COVID-19 spreads across Europe, leaving new patients in its wake, the fear of infection and a saturated health-care system are driving large numbers of people...

What if you can’t afford to fight Coronavirus?

  As the coronavirus has tiptoed closer to global pandemic status, the world’s major economies are ramping up their spending on defenses.    Italy plans to spend $4 billion on emergency economic measures to tackle the outbreak, while South Korea will set aside at least $5.12 billion...

Climate Risk:Singapore prepares itself with $72B Defense Plan

  Singapore has a reputation for planning ahead. When it comes to climate change, it’s planning for the worst.   While governments around the world are struggling to meet the goals of the Paris agreement — keeping the global temperature increase to about 1.5 degrees Celsius and...

Negative interest rates turn saving, borrowing upside down

  FRANKFURT: Imagine a mortgage that pays you the interest, not the other way around. Or a savings account where it's the bank, not the saver, who collects interest.   Welcome to the upside-down world of ultra-low and negative interest rates that is taking hold in many...

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