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A pedestrian walks past the Manulife building in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this file photo.
A pedestrian walks past the Manulife building in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this file photo.
(JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadian insurers look for the next big thing at home

Investors shouldn’t overlook the value of Canadian life insurers’ businesses at home, even if the prospects of new markets of Asia and recovery in the U.S. appear to be more dynamic.

Insurance companies can focus on their business fundamentals, now that the pressures of the recession are easing and interest rates and equity markets have risen.