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Strong interim results from Standard Life

Standard Life increased new business premiums by 94 per cent to £1.6bn in the four months from November 16, 2000 from £821m in the same period the previous year.

Sales of savings and bonds increased by 198 per cent over the same period, to £511m from £171m, while group pensions and annuities were up 111 per cent to £453m from £215m.

Individual pension sales increased by 59 per cent to £541m from £340m.

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