Insurance Times presents our comprehensive, at-a-glance guide to the first-half reporting season, featuring results from UK insurers, global groups, listed Lloyd’s underwriters and global brokers

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On the whole, the UK general insurance market has performed well. However, this has largely been driven by personal lines, with commercial lines again dragging down the overall UK results.

While there are some early indications of commercial rate rises, not many are pinning their hopes on them.

International insurance groups have been spared the natural catastrophe burden they were forced to shoulder in the first half of 2011, and so have turned in a comfortably profitable set of numbers.

Uncertainty remains, however, with peripheral eurozone debt exposure continuing to be a concern for some.

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