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  1. May 18, 2014

    Pru weighs up US-style pensions in UK

    Prudential is weighing a plan to sell US-style pension products in Britain in the latest sign that George Osborne’s Budget...

  2. May 8, 2014

    Pru resists corporate bulk annuities push

    Prudential will resist a proactive push into the corporate bulk annuity market to compensate for lost sales to individuals,...

  3. April 1, 2014

    Pru chief’s £8.7m pay package eclipsed

    Prudential has handed Tidjane Thiam a total pay package of £8.7m – but the chief executive was only the insurer’s...

  4. April 1, 2014

    George Osborne unleashes fury at FCA over insurance probe leak

    George Osborne has attacked the Financial Conduct Authority over its bungled announcement of a probe into the insurance...

  5. March 31, 2014

    Insurers lead as London markets rally

    UK life insurers led the rally on London’s FTSE 100 on Monday, after the heavy selling pressure seen last week looked to...

  6. March 28, 2014

    Miners lead European equities higher

    European equity markets were broadly higher on Friday as investors appeared to be rediscovering their appetite for risk, but...

  7. March 26, 2014

    L&G and Prudential agree £3.6bn pension insurance deal with ICI

    Hopes that insurers will be able to compensate for an expected collapse in lucrative annuity sales received a boost on...

  8. March 25, 2014

    Discounted rights issues that came with a heavy price

    When it comes to discounted rights issues, RSA – and the insurance sector – has form.The exit of Bob Mendelsohn, then chief...

  9. March 21, 2014

    UK insurers give new annuity clients time for rethink

    Five of the UK’s largest life insurers have put customers’ annuity applications on hold, in response to the radical shake-up...

  10. March 19, 2014

    Annuities: shy and retiring

    Wednesday 7am: results from UK annuity provider Partnership Assurance say “the medium and long-term drivers of growth remain...

  11. March 12, 2014

    Tesco’s Clarke pays price for breaking the rule of three

    Seeking belated birthday presents for Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke, who was 54 this month? How about slippers (£20),...

  12. March 12, 2014

    Prudential chief attacks emerging markets alarm

    The chief executive of Prudential Tidjane Thiam has criticised what he called “very alarmist discourse” in the west about...

  13. February 27, 2014

    Prudential with-profits payouts remain highest

    Amid the annual flurry of with-profits bonus announcements, Prudential continues to outperform its competitors in final...

  14. February 10, 2014

    ‘Diversity deficit’ threatens FTSE 100 companies’ competitiveness

    Two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies still have an all-white executive leadership, according to research which warns that a...

  15. January 23, 2014

    Gap widens between UK executive pay and results

    Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group have been picked as the worst financial performers in the FTSE 100 index relative to the...

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    January 22, 2014

    Liang Xinjun: western insurance, yes; western media, maybe

    There is nothing that the west – and we in the western media – love to hate more than when Chinese money threatens to take a...

  17. January 3, 2014

    An eye for Asia’s rising talent

    It was a far cry from the usual kind of 19th hole: David Ciclitira, chairman of the Parallel Media Group, was in Seoul in...

  18. December 18, 2013

    Citigroup picks AIA for Asia distribution deal

    Citigroup has picked AIA Group as its partner in a multibillion-dollar distribution deal that will allow the Asian life...

  19. December 15, 2013

    Insurers eye opportunities in Africa

    A push into southeast Asia reaped rewards for Prudential. Now, two decades after the UK’s biggest insurer by market...

  20. December 10, 2013

    Prudential: target tapering

    It is early December and Prudential is setting out targets, promising a mixture of cash and growth. History has a habit of...

  21. December 10, 2013

    Prudential raises dividend expectations

    Prudential shareholders are hoping for a chunky rise in dividends and the possibility of special payouts after the insurer...

  22. December 5, 2013

    Prudential moves into insurance in Ghana

    Prudential is to begin selling insurance in Africa for the first time after agreeing to purchase a Ghanaian group that...

  23. December 4, 2013

    Insurers to promise £25bn for infrastructure

    Six major insurance companies will announce plans on Wednesday to invest £25bn into UK infrastructure as ministers seek to...

  24. October 18, 2013

    Prudential boosted by AIA’s progress

    Prudential shareholders may be in line for another bumper dividend payout if the insurer has maintained into the second half...

  25. October 13, 2013

    Flexibility is the Optimal solution for M&G fund

    Avoiding the troubled European periphery and stricken financials companies has paid off for M&G Investments’ bond star...

  26. October 9, 2013

    Large insurers reserve judgment over global capital standards

    About 50 of the world’s biggest insurance companies are facing fresh uncertainty after regulators unveiled plans for the...

  27. September 16, 2013

    Pru presses ahead with separating Hong Kong operations

    Prudential is set to separate its Hong Kong business from its UK parent at the start of next year after courts approved of a...

  28. August 23, 2013

    FTSE 100 recovers after early losses

    London stock indices inched higher on Friday led by precious metals producers, but BHP Billiton fell on news of negative...

  29. August 20, 2013

    Vedanta subsides after broker puts focus on miner’s debt pile

    Vedanta Resources was among the London market’s sharpest fallers as analysts said the miner needed to do more to tackle its...

  30. August 20, 2013

    Royal London chief calls for workplace pensions overhaul

    The head of Royal London has urged regulators to take firm action to shake-up what he called a “stodgy and uncompetitive”...

  31. August 13, 2013

    Rio Tinto firms on aluminium talk

    Rio Tinto hit a five-month high amid speculation that the miner was moving closer to selling its Alcan aluminium division....

  32. August 13, 2013

    London stocks lifted by mining rally

    London’s equity markets were moving higher at the open on Tuesday, helped by results, gains in the mining sector and an...

  33. August 12, 2013

    Targets are such a hit that the Pru should set new ones

    If Tidjane Thiam had not been under pressure in 2010 after Prudential’s failed $35.5bn bid to buy AIA, then the life...

  34. August 12, 2013

    Changes to Prudential structure fuel break-up speculation

    Prudential set latter-day Kremlinologists to work on Monday deciphering whether relatively obscure changes to its corporate...

  35. August 12, 2013

    Prudential: box of chocolates

    Open up the chocolate box marked Prudential and there is an array of goodies – an Asian business, asset management, US...

  36. August 12, 2013

    Prudential Asian revamp would make it easier to break up group

    Prudential is close to changing its corporate structure in Asia, in a move that would ease a break-up of the London-based...

  37. July 26, 2013

    Pru under fire over pension pack quotes

    Prudential, one of the UK’s biggest insurance companies, is under fire for including quotes for complex and risky pension...

  38. July 12, 2013

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