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Ghana to adopt index-based weather insurance

11th January 2011

Ghana looks likely to be another country who will adopt the usage of index-based weather insurance as a way to help their farmers cope with the vagaries and extremes of weather faced by the west African nation. The country is seeking to boost its food security and with the help of the World Bank, who […]

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Air India seeking to cover fog risk

22nd October 2009

Air India, the Indian national carrier airline, is trying to find an insurance company who will underwrite it’s losses caused by fog. Fog in India is a major issue for airlines during the winter causing many delays and cancellations to flights. They sought this kind of cover last year as well although I’m not sure […]

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Willis hedges hurricane risks for NRG Energy

9th September 2009

Willis, the global insurance broker, has closed what is being called a ground-breaking index-based hedge for U.S. electric generation and retail company NRG Energy Inc. The transaction offsets the potential financial impact to NRG if a hurricane were to affect its business in the Houston, Texas area. The risk management vehicle used is known as […]

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