Aviva calls 2002 results 'robust'

Aviva posted a global operating profit of #1.79bn last year, afterlower life profits but a small increase in profits from its generalbook.

The global profit compared to the 2001 figure of #1.98bn but group chiefexecutive Richard Harvey still described the results as "robust".

In the non-life market, the company's worldwide combined operating ratiowas 101.4%, compared to last year's figure of 104%. Its worldwide combinedoperating ratio on continuing operations was 101.7% (2001: 103%).

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