Aug. 24, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Ping An Insurance (Group) Co<601318
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Basic earnings per share were RMB 1.76 for the period, up 5.4% from a year earlier. The company proposed an interim dividend of RMB 0.15 per share.
From January to June, the insurer saw its operation revenue reached RMB 159.53 billion, reflecting a YoY increase of 22.95%.
In the reporting period, the company's written premiums totaled RMB 114.84 billion, 1.96% more than it realized in the same period of last year.
As of the end of Jun 30, 2012, the company had RMB 2.64 trillion in total assets, 15.7% more than at the end of last year.