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  • EU mergers and takeovers (Feb 24) Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 16:25 GMT

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics to acquire U.S. ...

  • Prudential to review enhanced annuity sales, compensate customers Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 13:49 GMT

    Insurer Prudential said on Friday it had agreed with regulator the Financial Conduct Authority to review how it sold annuities and would compensate customers where appropriate. The FCA said in October a "small number" of insurers had not made it clear to customers that they might be eligible for an enhanced annuity, which …

  • 3 FTSE 100 stocks perfect for growth and income investors Fool.co.uk - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 07:10 GMT

    Royston Wild looks at three of the FTSE 100’s (INDEXFTSE: UKX) greatest all-rounders.

  • 3 top FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy in March Fool.co.uk - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 07:00 GMT

    Can you afford to miss these leading FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) shares, all reporting in March?

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  • Britain's FTSE falls as Barclays, ex-divs weigh Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 17:50 GMT

    Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed lower on Thursday, depressed by Barclays stock after the bank reported earnings, by mining sector shares and those trading ex-dividend. Barclays, the third major ...

  • European shares slip as pull-back in banks, miners weighs Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 17:12 GMT

    European shares fell slightly on Thursday, weighed down by a pull-back in banking and mining stocks in a day where trading activity was dominated by a raft of company earnings. Shares in British bank Barclays ...

  • Insurer RSA shows resilience after failed Zurich bid Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 13:49 GMT

    Forecast-beating 2016 results show British insurer RSA can thrive on its own, two years after rival Zurich Insurance (IOB: 0QP2.IL - news) walked away from a bid, it said on Thursday. Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in the home and motor insurer, best known in Britain for its More Than brand, rose more than 5 percent …

  • 'Trophy wives' rule': How firms use loophole to cut younger spouses out of your pension

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    This company's shares could be on the cusp of stunning performance.

  • Hidden terms see younger widows’ pensions slashed Telegraph - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 11:07 GMT

    Hidden terms see younger widows’ pensions slashed

  • Hidden pension terms see surviving partners of much older spouses lose out when they die

  • European shares edge towards recent highs, Barclays rallies Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 10:28 GMT

    European shares edged up to near a 14-month high on Thursday, supported by a rally in Barclays and Dialog. Shares in the British bank rose 3.8 percent after it reported a surprise increase in its core ...

  • Britain's FTSE up as Barclays, RSA gains outweigh ex-divs Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 10:18 GMT

    Britain's blue-chip index edged up on Thursday as strong showings from Barclays, Intu (Swiss: OXIGTU.SW - news) and RSA outweighed losses through companies going ex-dividend. Barclays was the third listed British lender to report earnings this week, surprising investors and analysts with an increase in its core capital …

  • European shares steady near highs, Barclays and RSA advance Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 08:40 GMT

    European shares steadied near a 14-month high on Thursday, with a rally in stocks of companies like Barclays and RSA following their positive updates offsetting some weaker firms including Technicolor ...

  • RSA posts 2016 operating profit beat, ups return on equity target Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 23, 2017 07:36 GMT

    Insurer RSA posted a 25 percent rise in 2016 operating profit to an above-forecast 655 million pounds ($814.49 million) due to strong performance in most of its core businesses, and raised its target for return on equity. Analysts in a company-supplied forecast had expected an operating profit of 626 million pounds. RSA, …

  • BoE says EU insurance rules need tweaks rather than overhaul Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 18:01 GMT

    EU capital rules for insurers need some tweaks but are not a deterrent to investment in infrastructure as some insurers' claim, the Bank of England said on Wednesday. Officials from Aviva (Other OTC: AIVAF - news) and Legal & General (LSE: LGEN.L - news) , two of Britain's biggest insurers told the British parliament's …

  • Ex-RSA Ireland finance head fined, banned over accounting scandal Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 22, 2017 09:48 GMT

    The former chief financial officer of UK insurer RSA's Irish business has been fined 35,000 pounds ($43,690) and banned for three years by Britain's accounting watchdog over a book-keeping scandal. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said on Wednesday it had fined Rory O'Connor and banned him for three years from the …

  • BUZZ-Hargreaves Lansdown: falls on Bernstein downgrade Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Feb 21, 2017 10:43 GMT

    ** Investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown falls 2.2 pct after Bernstein downgrades to "underperform" from "market-perform" ** Says stock's lofty valuation does not reflect flows - ...

  • 3 stocks I’m never going to sell Fool.co.uk - Tue, Feb 21, 2017 10:36 GMT

    These three stocks have all the hallmarks of perfect long term investments.

  • EU mergers and takeovers (Feb 20) Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 15:55 GMT

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners to acquire Belgian aluminium ...

  • Lloyd's of London names Carnegie-Brown as chairman Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 14:44 GMT

    Lloyd's of London, the world's biggest speciality insurance market, appointed Bruce Carnegie-Brown as chairman, it said on Monday, after his nomination was unanimously supported by its council. Carnegie-Brown, currently chairman of Moneysupermarket.com and vice chairman of Banco Santander (Amsterdam: 817651.AS - news) …

  • Lloyd's of London names Carnegie-Brown as chairman Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 13:41 GMT

    Lloyd's of London, the world's biggest insurance market, appointed Bruce Carnegie-Brown as chairman on Monday, after his nomination was unanimously supported by its council. Carnegie-Brown will take up ...

  • Ex-divs to take 12.3 points off FTSE 100 on Feb. 23 Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 13:18 GMT

    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, ...

  • 2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy in March Fool.co.uk - Mon, Feb 20, 2017 07:40 GMT

    Investors in these two shares could enjoy a prosperous future.

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