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(Bloomberg) — Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market, reported its biggest annual profit in four years as natural catastrophe claims declined.

Pretax profit increased to 3.2 billion ($5.3 billion) in 2013 from 2.8 billion pounds the previous year, the London-based market said in a statement today. Lloyd’s paid out 86.8 pence in claims and operating expenses for every pound it took in in premiums, compared with 91.1 pence in 2012.

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