TORONTO, Feb 13- The profits of Canadian life insurers grew in the fourth quarter, as higher returns from growing wealth management units offset uneven insurance sales, highlighting a shift in business as the companies cut risk in the wake of the financial crisis.
TORONTO, Feb 13- Manulife Financial Corp reported a 20 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit as stronger mutual fund sales and a C $350 million gain on the sale of its Taiwan insurance business offset weaker insurance sales, but results still fell short of estimates.
*Citigroup has 34 mln retail accounts in Asia. HONG KONG, Nov 29- Five insurers including Metlife Inc and AIA Group Ltd have submitted final bids to have their products distributed by Citigroup in Asia, a deal estimated to generate more than $10 billion in revenue over 15 years, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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Already cranky about the Fed, stock traders will be eyeing the Treasury's 10-year note auction Wednesday to see whether it helps drive interest rates higher.
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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Debt crises in Europe and U.S. could hit markets. With debt crises in Europe and the United States pressuring stocks and threatening another severe market downturn, analysts say one or more of the insurers could cut profit targets when they start reporting results on Wednesday.
*TD Securities raises Sun Life Financial price target to C $28 from. *TD Securities raises Manulife Financial price target to C $15 from. *TD Securities raises Industrial Alliance price target to C $28 from.
A fresh round of concern over European debt combined with some downbeat news out of the technology sector to send U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, May 4.
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Hartford Financial Services Group is in talks to sell most of its life insurance unit to Canada's Sun Life Financial, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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If you ask him for directions, Andrew Pyle will point you north. The wealth adviser for Scotia MacLeod Group and the Armstrong Pyle Group sees major opportunities for U.S. investors in Canada.