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  • RBS settles rights issue lawsuits at cost of £800m Reuters - UK Focus - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 5 (IFR) - Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS.L - news) has settled legal claims with the majority of shareholders who alleged they were misled in the state-backed bank's £12bn rights issue in 2008, and had already set aside £800m to cover the cost. RBS said on Monday it had reached …

  • LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 5 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS.L - news) has reached a settlement with the majority of shareholder groups over allegations it misled them during a fundraising at the height of the financial crisis, but still has to strike a deal with thousands of smaller retail …

  • Lloyds to net millions as RBS settles over Goodwin cash call

    Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS.L - news) (RBS) is to pay out millions of pounds to a rival state-backed lender as part of a settlement of shareholders' legal claims to be unveiled next week. Sky News has learnt that Scottish Widows, the insurance and pensions division of Lloyds Banking Group, will be among the recipients …

  • RBS on brink of huge payouts over Goodwin’s £12bn rights issue

    The state-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS.L - news) (RBS) is this weekend on the verge of agreeing to pay out hundreds of millions of pounds to shareholders over a £12bn fundraising led by former boss Fred Goodwin, even as its executive responsible for conduct and regulatory matters prepares to quit the lender. …

  • Total Voting Rights Business Wire - Thu, Dec 1, 2016 13:15 GMT

    In conformity with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, at close of business on 30 November 2016 the Company’s issued share capital consisted of 527,469,496 ordinary shares of 15p each with voting rights. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in St. James’s Place plc is 527,469,496.

  • Royston Wild discusses the share price outlook of two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) chargers.

  • EMERGING MARKETS-Oil jump and China data lift stocks higher Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 1, 2016 10:52 GMT

    Emerging market stocks edged higher on Thursday, but currencies struggled for direction after manufacturing data painted a mixed picture for developing economies while the prospect of rising oil prices ...

  • U.S. private jobs, consumer spending data support Fed rate hike Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Nov 30, 2016 16:12 GMT

    U.S. private employers stepped up hiring in November and consumer spending increased last month, the latest signs of economic strength that could further cement the case for an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve next month. The dollar was trading higher against a basket of currencies, while prices for U.S. government …

  • Are these the FTSE 100’s best income shares? Fool.co.uk - Wed, Nov 30, 2016 15:44 GMT

    Whatever the state of the market, shares paying high dividends are always attractive.

  • Searching for possible clues to the UK Government's Brexit strategy

  • The unheralded M&A deal that might provide a big clue to the UK Government's Brexit strategy

  • Why these FTSE 100 stunners are going on my watch list Fool.co.uk - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 08:53 GMT

    Why these two large caps have all the necessary ingredients to continue outperforming the FTSE 100.

  • 3 stocks walloping the FTSE 100’s average dividend yield Fool.co.uk - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 08:39 GMT

    Want to beat the FTSE 100's 3.69% dividend yield? Take a closer look at these three income stars.

  • Why Aviva plc is still my pick of the insurance sector Fool.co.uk - Mon, Nov 28, 2016 14:29 GMT

    The whole insurance sector looks cheap, and Aviva plc (LON: AV) could be the cheapest.

  • Are these the perfect stocks for your SIPP? Fool.co.uk - Mon, Nov 28, 2016 10:12 GMT

    Edward Sheldon looks at two high quality companies that could make excellent SIPP holdings.

  • Avoid these expensive investment funds Telegraph - Sun, Nov 27, 2016 07:22 GMT

    Avoid these expensive investment funds

  • 2 dirt-cheap FTSE 100 stocks to buy in December Fool.co.uk - Fri, Nov 25, 2016 13:05 GMT

    These two companies look set to soar.

  • 3 high yielders you can’t afford to overlook Fool.co.uk - Fri, Nov 25, 2016 12:39 GMT

    A steady yield is a thing of beauty in today's uncertain world, says Harvey Jones.

  • EU mergers and takeovers (Nov 24) Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 17:29 GMT

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- U.S. medical devices maker Abbott Laboratories to acquire U.S. ...

  • BUZZ-Chesnara: rises on L&G Dutch arm deal Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 11:32 GMT

    ** Insurance-focused takeover specialist Chesnara's shares up 6.8 pct, highest in over a month as co says to buy Legal & General's Dutch insurance business in a deal worth 160 mln euros ** Co says to fund ...

  • Are these the Footsie’s 3 best dividend growth stocks? Fool.co.uk - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 07:00 GMT

    Royston Wild reveals three of the hottest FTSE 100 income stocks out there.

  • Britain raises insurance premium tax to 12 pct Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Nov 23, 2016 14:25 GMT

    Britain will raise insurance premium tax by two percentage points to 12 percent from June 2017, finance minister Philip Hammond said in his budget statement on Wednesday, the third increase in less than two years. The latest rise in the tax rate on home and motor insurance premiums represents a doubling in the rate compared …

  • It’s not too late to buy these FTSE 100 rockets Fool.co.uk - Wed, Nov 23, 2016 07:23 GMT

    Royston Wild looks at two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) giants that should keep shooting skywards.

  • AIG joins list of finance firms looking at moving some UK operations Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 22, 2016 18:04 GMT

    U.S. insurer AIG may move its European headquarters from London to another European Union country because of Britain's vote to leave the EU, the head of the AIG's European and UK operations said at an industry conference on Tuesday. AIG joins a growing list of finance industry companies that have said they may have to …

  • 3 growth dividend stocks to buy in December Fool.co.uk - Tue, Nov 22, 2016 07:05 GMT

    These three companies offer the potential for rapidly rising dividends.

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