October 11, 2004
Japanese insurers to take typhoon hit
The damage will soon show up in casualty insurers' earnings on both sides of the Pacific, as 2004 has proved a banner year for both hurricanes and typhoons, as big storms are called in Asia. Ma-on, the region's eighth typhoon of the season struck Tokyo over the weekend and bashed other parts of the Japanese archipelago with heavy rain and 100-mph winds.
Posted by Tom Troceen