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Analysts say GSK is right to rebuff £50bn offer for consumer healthcare venture. Unilever’s offer represents only a modest premium to its current value, according to some leading analysts
Jobs site CV-Library said its survey found that lawyers, teachers and new graduates were those most disappointed with their salaries.
Paul Myners, the former City minister enlisted by Gordon Brown to help stabilise Britain’s banking system during the 2008 financial crisis, has died at the age of 73.
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China's economy expanded at its fastest pace for 10 years in 2021, according to an AFP poll of analysts, but its strong recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is threatened by Omicron and a property sector slowdown.
Frantic oil buying driven by supply outages and signs the Omicron variant won't be as disruptive as feared has pushed some crude grades to multi-year highs, suggesting the rally in Brent futures could be sustained a while longer, traders said. Prices for physical cargoes do not always trade in tandem with oil futures and when differentials widen rapidly and considerably, they can indicate speculators have oversold or overbought futures versus fundamentals. Brent oil futures have jumped 10% since the start of the year but the physical market is still racing ahead, with differentials for some grades hitting multi-year highs, suggesting a tight market will push the futures rally on.
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The number of financial job vacancies in London surged beyond pre-pandemic levels in late 2021, in a sign recruitment in the sector has fully recovered from the COVID-19 crisis, data showed on Monday. The latest Morgan McKinley winter recruitment monitor, which details hiring trends across London's financial industry, showed 40% more financial sevice jobs available in the fourth quarter of 2021 than in the same period of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the economy and put the job market on hold. Last year, more than 32,000 jobs in finance were created in London, around twice as many as in 2020, supported by a spike in the second quarter as Britain's vaccine programme allowed more people to return to the office.
Unilever will be forced to raise £14bn from investors or sell assets to fund any sweetened offer for GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer healthcare business as the City cast doubt on the Marmite maker’s surprise bid.
GSK banks on stronger offer for its consumer healthcare business. Analysis: drugmaker appears to be holding out for what would be one of largest ever deals in London after rejecting Unilever bids
Edinburgh-based firm joins pilot study into shorter working week run by Oxford and Cambridge academics
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Asking prices for British homes rose by the most in annual terms in nearly six years in early 2022, according to a survey that showed how a severe shortage of properties for sale is keeping up the heat in the housing market. Property website Rightmove said on Monday that the average price of property put up for sale rose by 0.3% in January, taking the 12-month increase to 7.6%, the highest annual rate of price growth since May 2016. The number of buyers enquiring about homes was 15% higher than at the same time last year but the number of available homes for sale per estate agency branch sank to a new record low of just 12, Rightmove said.
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New government policy reducing minimum self-isolation from seven days to five days comes into effect on Monday.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Credit Suisse's Chairman Antonio Horta-Osorio has resigned after flouting COVID-19 quarantine rules, raising questions over the embattled lender's new strategy even as it tries to recover from a string of scandals. Credit Suisse, Switzerland's No.2 bank, said Horta-Osorio resigned following an investigation commissioned by the board. The resignation comes less than a year after he was brought in to clean up the bank's corporate culture marred by its involvement with collapsed investment firm Archegos and insolvent supply chain finance firm Greensill Capital.
The typical cost of a funeral was £4,054 in 2021, marking the first time since SunLife’s research started in 2004 that the figure has decreased.
Wage growth is likely to slow this year as the cost of living crisis puts more people off changing jobs, an economist has warned.
Recruiter Morgan McKinley said there was a 40% increase in jobs available in financial services in the final three months of 2021 versus 2019.