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Best of Artemis, week ending 28th August 2011


The past week has, unsurprisingly, been dominated by the approach of hurricane Irene towards the U.S. coastline. At first, Irene looked like the major event that could have caused a worst case loss scenario for reinsurers and the catastrophe bond market, but it now seems that Irene has only dealt the U.S. a relatively soft blow. Here, to give readers a chance to catch up on any news they have missed, are the top ten most read stories of the last seven days.

Top ten most viewed articles on, week ending 28th August 2011:

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  1. Hurricane Irene intensifying, heading for Turks & Caicos, Bahamas and the U.S.
  2. Intensity and direction of hurricane Irene increasingly uncertain
  3. ITV completes £1.7 billion longevity swap with Credit Suisse
  4. Hurricane Irene a potential threat to many catastrophe bonds
  5. Video: Aon Benfield’s Paul Schultz discusses catastrophe bonds and hurricane Irene
  6. Hurricane Irene batters Bahamas, takes aim at U.S. coast
  7. Hurricane Irene could cause Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility payouts
  8. Unusual M5.9 earthquake strikes Virginia
  9. Earthquake Insurance Affordability Act (EIAA) a hot topic after Virginia quake
  10. Veritas Pension Insurance to invest more into insurance-linked securities
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