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The difference in insurance penetration between the developed and developing world was fully illustrated in August, as the first hurricane striking the U.S. Gulf Coast since 2008 is expected to cost insurers more than two major typhoons that struck China, according to a report from Aon Benfield.

The reinsurance broker’s catastrophe modeler, Impact Forecasting, released its August Global Catastrophe Recap report summarizing cat events for the month.

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