Final salary pensions gap worsens

Regulator says £44bn of extra contributions have failed to narrow deficit

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Increases in life expectancy and low interest rates are big problems for pension schemes ©Reuters
A comfortable retirement for millions of European citizens is at risk
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Career advancement becomes clearer with every whirr of the regulatory machine, says John Dizard

Demand for infrastructure raises risks

Returns are falling as pension funds seek long-term cash flows

Cœuré speech highlights financiers’ links

ECB board member released information to select audience

Global state investors shift into property

Fears over whether public sector is helping to inflate bubbles

Activism not so good for shareholders

Research suggests only most disruptive activists deliver benefits

Traders seek clear signal for weaker yen

Period of stability shows signs of ending as Y125 beckons

China’s Bocom acquires Brazil’s Banco BBM

Deal worth $173m latest foreign buyout by Chinese institutions

US debt issuers unfazed by rate rise risk

Riskier corporate debt outperforms investment grade bonds

WisdomTree expands in Europe

Growing investor demand for currency-hedged ETFs

Oxford shuns coal and tar sands companies

Campaigners hail step by university’s £2bn endowment fund

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