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Travelers expects property & casualty insurance market to remain "competitive"


Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 08:07am EDT 

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Travelers Companies Inc :Travelers Companies-property & casualty insurance market conditions expected to remain "competitive" during rest of 2017 & into 2018 for new business‍​.Travelers Companies-in business insurance,expects underlying underwriting margins & combined ratio for rest of 2017 & 2018 to be broadly consistent.Travelers Companies - in personal insurance, expects underlying underwriting margins during rest of 2017 to be higher than in same period of 2016.Travelers Companies - in personal insurance, expects underlying combined ratio during remainder of 2017 to be lower than in same period of 2016.Travelers Companies - in personal insurance, expects underlying underwriting margins into 2018 will be higher versus same periods of 2017.Travelers Companies - in personal insurance, expects underlying combined ratio into 2018 will be slightly lower versus same periods of 2017.Travelers Companies Inc - overall, expects retention levels will remain "strong by historical standards" during remainder of 2017 and into 2018.