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  • Global investors raised equity holdings to a 15-month high in April but trimmed U.S. stocks on growing scepticism over what President Donald Trump can deliver, opting instead to boost exposure to attractively valued emerging markets. A Reuters monthly asset allocation poll of 47 fund managers and chief investment officers …

  • Financial services group Old Mutual (Other OTC: ODMUF - news) Plc's UK asset management business reported its higher ever quarter for client inflows and funds under management for the first three months of the year, citing increased demand for its services and platform. Old Mutual Wealth forecast that markets would remain …

  • European shares fall as ECB stands pat, banks drop Reuters - UK Focus - 23 hours ago

    European shares fell from 20-month highs on Thursday as weaker banks weighed, with the broader market little moved by a widely expected European Central Bank decision to stand pat on policy. The pan-European ...

  • Mediclinic, banks a bright spot on weak FTSE Reuters - UK Focus - 23 hours ago

    Britain's top shares index fell on Thursday, snapping a three-day winning streak as miners and ex-dividends weighed. Banks provided support as did a jump in Mediclinic's shares, however. Britain's blue ...

  • European shares fall as ECB stands pat, banks drop Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 27, 2017 15:34 BST

    European shares fell from 20-month highs on Thursday as weaker banks weighed, with the broader market little moved by a widely expected European Central Bank decision to stand pat on policy. The pan-European ...

  • Why you should be tempted by these high-yield dividend shares Fool.co.uk - Thu, Apr 27, 2017 14:51 BST

    These two income shares could become more popular over the medium term.

  • Global venture capital firm bets big on Romanian tech company Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 27, 2017 12:00 BST

    Global venture capital firm Accel led the so-called Series A round, which included participation from previous investors Earlybird Venture Capital, Credo Ventures and Seedcamp. Earlybird and Credo have funds focused on Central Europe. Its customers include German airline Lufthansa (Xetra: LHAB.DE - news) , Italian insurer …

  • Banks drag European shares down from 20-month highs Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 27, 2017 10:37 BST

    European shares retreated from 20-month highs on Thursday with financials and commodity-related stocks the main drag on the benchmark index. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.4 percent in early ...

  • Mediclinic, British banks a bright spot on weak FTSE Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 27, 2017 10:35 BST

    Britain's top shares index fell on Thursday, on track to snap a three-day winning streak as miners and ex-dividends weighed. Banks provided support as did a jump in Mediclinic's shares, however. Britain's ...

  • Is Tesco plc (LON: TSCO) about to unleash stunning dividend growth?

  • BUZZ-Legal & General: Credit Suisse starts with "underperform" Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 27, 2017 08:51 BST

    ** Insurer Legal & General's shares down 5.1 pct pct - among top losers on Stoxx 600 and FTSE 100 ** Credit Suisse starts coverage with "underperform" rating ** "Solvency II new business ...

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- PGIM Real Estate has completed a capital raise exceeding £1 billion for PRECap VI (Pramerica Real Estate Capital VI), surpassing its fundraising target. PRECap VI is the largest ...

  • 'Have a little swagger',CEOs tell PM May in bid to make Brexit pay Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 17:12 BST

    Global chief executives and investors had some sharp advice for Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday: Make Brexit a success by looking beyond the European Union and adopting a little swagger about the benefits of the world's fifth largest economy. While repeatedly calling for a close relationship with the EU after Britain's …

  • 2 FTSE 100 growth stocks with unshakeable momentum Fool.co.uk - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 15:24 BST

    These two shares have risen sharply in 2017 and could beat the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) this year

  • Canadian pension fund CPPIB targets new investment avenues in India Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 14:19 BST

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the country's largest pension fund manager, is exploring opportunities in India's financial services, telecoms and logistics sectors to expand its bets in the South Asian economy, CPPIB's Asia Pacific head Suyi Kim said on Wednesday. CPPIB, which has poured more than C$4 billion …

  • Lloyd's of London sees continental business growing after Brexit Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 13:28 BST

    A base in mainland Europe will help insurer Lloyd's of London increase its market share on the continent in the medium term, its chairman John Nelson said on Wednesday. Lloyd's of London has announced it is opening a subsidiary in Brussels so as to continue serving European Union customers after Britain leaves the blo …

  • Lloyd's of London sees continental business grow after Brexit Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 12:31 BST

    A base in mainland Europe will help insurer Lloyd's of London increase its market share on the continent in the medium term, its chairman John Nelson said on Wednesday. Lloyd's of London has announced ...

  • 2 top growth stocks trading at ultra-low valuations Fool.co.uk - Tue, Apr 25, 2017 13:33 BST

    These two shares seem undervalued given their forecast growth rates.

  • St. James's Place says Q1 net inflows 2 bln stg Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 25, 2017 08:24 BST

    St. James's Place took in 2 billion pounds ($2.56 billion) in net new money in the first quarter, the British wealth manager said on Tuesday, boosted by demand for pension and savings products. St James's, which focuses on providing face-to-face financial planning for wealthier clients, said positive investment returns …

  • Woodford's 5% yield target could result in some surprising stock picks, says Roland Head.

  • Ex-divs to take 5.65 points off FTSE 100 on Apr.27 Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Apr 24, 2017 11:50 BST

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...

  • Britain investigates five insurance brokers over aviation business Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 21, 2017 15:18 BST

    Britain's financial watchdog is investigating five insurance brokers over information-sharing on aviation insurance, the companies said, in one of the first cases of its kind by the watchdog. Aon, Jardine Lloyd Thompson (Frankfurt: 894294 - news) (JLT), Marsh , UIB and Willis Towers Watson issued statements saying they …

  • Should you consider investing in these promising small-cap shares after today's results?

  • Why these FTSE 100 fizzers have much further to run Fool.co.uk - Thu, Apr 20, 2017 07:00 BST

    Royston Wild looks at two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) flyers that should keep on climbing.

  • Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has entered into exclusive talks with Hong Kong insurer FWD Group to sell its life insurance arm, which could raise $3 billion for Thailand's third-biggest lender, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. A successful deal would rank as the largest insurance M&A transaction in Southeast …

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