Axa Positioned to Meet 2015 Target, Deputy CEO Says

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Denis Duverne, deputy chief executive officer of Axa SA, discusses the company's full-year profit reported today, earnings outlook and purchases of Italian and Irish bonds. Europe's second-largest insurer said net income fell 0.9 percent in 2012 to 4.15 billion euros ($5.5 billion) from 4.19 billion euros in 2011. Duverne speaks from Paris with Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.K. 1Q GDP Rises 0.3%
26:09 - The pound fell for a second day against the euro after a report on U.K. first-quarter growth matched the government’s previous estimate. The British currency erased an advance versus the dollar after the data, which showed gross domestic product grew 0.3 percent in the first quarter. Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, discusses the news with Francine Lacqua on “The Pulse.”
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