Italy, Japan, China, USA, Spain and France
rated "high risk"
New research identifying Haiti and Mozambique
as the countries most vulnerable to economic losses from natural disasters
also classifies a number of industrialised economies, including Italy,
Japan, China, USA, Spain and France, as "high risk" environments
for investors, insurers and business.
The Natural Disasters Economic Loss Index
(NDELI), released by risk intelligence and ratings company, Maplecroft,
evaluates the economic impact of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis,