HONG KONG, July 30 China Life Insurance Co Ltd
expects its first-half earnings to be up
more than 50 percent compared with the same period last year, it
said in a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Tuesday.
That would put first-half earnings at more than 14.452
billion yuan ($2.36 billion). China Life, the world's biggest
insurer by market capitalisation, said the increase was mainly
attributable to an increase in investment income and a decrease
in impairment losses.
The company is due to report first-half results at the end
of the month.