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Swiss Re says this year's wildfires that devastated parts of northern California contributed to the U.S.'s insured losses, triggering combined insured property losses of $7.3 billion. (Photo: AP Photo)

Swiss Re has released its preliminary sigma estimates, estimating total economic losses from natural and man-made disasters in 2017 at $306 billion, the third highest on record. This 2017 estimate is a tremendous increase from $188 billion in 2016.

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