BRIEF-QBE Insurance group Fy net profit $844 mln vs $687 mln
* Sees combined operating ratio to be in the range of 93.5 percent to 95 percent for fy 2017 Source text (http://bit.ly/2mzXujE) Further company coverage:
Jan 11 Guinea Insurance Plc :
* 9-months ended Sept 2016 profit before taxation of 54.6 million naira versus 65.6 million naira year ago
* 9-month net premium income of 466.4 million naira versus 633.3 million naira year ago Source: bit.ly/2j3TdXn Further company coverage: (Bangalore.email@example.com)
Feb 27 Australian shares are expected to open slightly lower on Monday after declines in iron ore futures and oil prices last week. The local share price index futures fell 0.3 percent to 5,703 points, a 36-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark declined 0.8 percent on Friday. New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.3 percent in early trade. Health care services provider Metlifecare Ltd was the
SYDNEY, Feb 27 Australia's No. 1 insurer by premium income, QBE Insurance Group Ltd, on Monday posted a 1 percent rise in full-year cash profit, beating expectations, as it lifted prices and managed claims better.