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  • Risk cities: Bangkok (PDF, 732kb)

    14 July 2015

    The impact of extreme weather is painful and expensive. This is because the world population and asset concentrations are increasing, especially in the cities of the developing world, many of which lie either on the coast or on major waterways close to it. Bangkok is one case in point. The latest edition in Swiss Re's Risky cities series examines the risks.

  • Risky cities: Tokyo (PDF, 806kb)

    09 September 2014

    Most of the world’s riskiest cities are situated in East Asia. Besides being exposed to tropical cyclones and flooding, many cities in the region are also threatened by seismic activity, including Tokyo, Taipei and Manila.