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Hot weather slows weather derivatives trading volumes

11th August 2011

Environmental Finance, the monthly magazine covering the impact of environmental issues on lending, insurance, investment and trading decisions, have published an interesting news article on the weather derivatives market today. The article shows that the recent hot weather across the U.S., which resulted in the fourth warmest July on record, has impacted weather derivatives trading […]

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Weather derivatives traders cash in on heatwave

22nd July 2011

The U.S. has been suffering from unusually high temperatures, dry weather and heatwaves across many regions in recent days and weeks. High temperatures mean weather traders are busy as companies and traders seek to hedge their weather risks using instruments such as weather derivatives.

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Heatwave in Russia could spark insurance and risk transfer interest

25th October 2010

This summers extreme heatwave in Russia which resulted in widespread fires and a serious drought across much of the country has caused considerable losses for individuals and the public/private sectors. Drought destroyed 17% of the available crop area in Russia and the fires spread over 200,000 hectares causing widespread damage and loss of homes and […]

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