Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. ditched a GBP 5.6 billion (USD 8.18 billion) takeover bid in Sept 2015 for the general insurer, which has since stepped up cost-cutting and is focusing on its core U.K. and Ireland, Canadian and Scandinavian businesses.
"We are at least on track for the analysts' consensus ... or maybe even better than that," Chief Executive Stephen Hester told a media call, adding that the firm's first-quarter trading results were strong and ahead of expectations.
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