TORONTO Feb 9 Manulife Financial Corp,
met its target to achieve earnings of C$4 billion in 2016,
reporting results which beat market expectations, benefiting
from a strong performance in Asia.
The company on Thursday reported earnings of C$4.02 billion
($3.06 billion), or C$1.96 Canadian cents per share, compared
with C$3.43 million, or C$1.68 Canadian cents per share, a year
Analysts on average had expected earnings of C$1.85 per
share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
($1 = 1.3120 Canadian dollars)
(Reporting by Matt Scuffham; editing by Jason Neely)