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  1. 19 hours ago

    Businesses take sides in Scottish independence debate

    Signatories ranging from the head of the world’s biggest mining group to the skipper of a single east coast trawler have put...

  2. August 22, 2014

    Scottish insurers face referendum threat, S&P warns

    The credit ratings of Scottish insurers would be at risk if the country leaves the UK, Standard & Poor’s has warned. The...

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  1. August 18, 2014

    Balfour Beatty in talks to sell US arm to WSP for £700m

    Balfour Beatty is in advanced talks to sell its US design consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global for £700m, as the...

  2. August 17, 2014

    UK life and pensions industry hit by drop in annuities sales

    It is not easy to spot from a quick glance at some of the insurers’ recent financial results, but Britain’s life and...

  3. August 17, 2014

    Prudential to invest £100m as it battles falling annuity sales

    Prudential is to spend about £100m developing further initiatives in the UK as the country’s biggest life assurer grapples...

  4. August 5, 2014

    Bankers should heed BlackRock’s veiled warning

    The stiletto is so much more elegant than the baseball bat. Consider BlackRock’s letter to bankers who specialise in...

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    August 5, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Abenomics is working for Japanese women: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said...

  6. August 5, 2014

    Standard Life suffers drop in annuity profits

    Standard Life has become the first of several FTSE 100 pensions groups to disclose sharp drops in profits generated from...

  7. July 30, 2014

    Challenges for business in Scottish independence, says Barclays

    A vote for Scottish independence in September’s referendum could have a modestly negative impact on the UK stock market,...

  8. July 30, 2014

    Scottish businesses lack Yes vote plan

    Fewer than one in five businesses in Scotland have considered making plans for a Yes vote in September’s referendum on...

  9. July 24, 2014

    Lancashire founder leaves with £80m

    The founder of Lancashire has taken home more than £80m after standing aside from the Lloyd’s of London insurer, including a...

  10. July 19, 2014

    Standard Life flagship fund branded ‘dog’

    One of the UK’s best-known smaller companies funds has cropped up in a survey of serial underperformers. The £1.3bn Standard...

  11. July 9, 2014

    Admiral leads London insurers lower

    Car insurance group Admiral was the biggest faller on London’s FTSE 100 in opening trade on Wednesday after it said it...

  12. July 8, 2014

    Business should be heard on Scotland

    Over the past seven months there have been accusations of bullying aplenty in the Scottish independence debate. Many of...

  13. July 4, 2014

    Make the most of a £15,000 Nisa

    Looking for investment ideas for your new expanded Isa allowance? Last week we looked at ways to invest £15,000 using only...

  14. July 1, 2014

    Aviva Investors chief outlines plans to revive flagging fortunes

    He was the architect of one of Standard Life’s most successful funds during a renaissance of the FTSE 100 financial services...

  15. July 1, 2014

    Aviva launches Gars fund rival

    Euan Munro, appointed last year as chief executive of the £224bn asset management arm of insurer Aviva, plans to replicate...

  16. June 24, 2014

    Pressure mounts on UK business and politicians to tackle low pay

    Godfrey Lasebikan used to get up every day at 3am to travel from Portsmouth to his job in London, returning home at 10.30pm....

  17. June 4, 2014

    Indian insurance shares rise on foreign investment rule hopes

    The shares of leading Indian insurance groups surged on Wednesday reflecting investor expectation that recently appointed...

  18. May 30, 2014

    Counting the cost of Scotland saying Yes

    If you believe the bookmakers, there is roughly a 30 per cent chance that on September 18 the people of Scotland will take a...

  19. May 23, 2014

    The reinvention of pensions

    The U-shaped annuity. Deferred annuities that do not pay out for decades after they are bought and pensions that remain...

  20. May 23, 2014

    Standard Life names Lloyd’s veteran Luke Savage as finance director

    Standard Life, the FTSE 100 life and pensions group, has concluded its long-running search for a finance director by turning...

  21. May 12, 2014

    Top banking jobs are turning into hot seats

    Pity the poor headhunters. Finding people to lead some of the world’s biggest banks is harder than most people think. The...

  22. May 1, 2014

    Her inequality is now his concern

    When Stephen Ingledew was just 10 years old, his father died of cancer. The eldest of three boys in what then became a...

  23. April 30, 2014

    Sales of Standard Life annuities slump

    Fresh evidence of the upheaval George Osborne’s planned pensions reforms are causing the industry emerged on Wednesday when...

  24. April 29, 2014

    The business imperatives overlooked in the debate on Scotland

    The CBI muffed its lines on Scottish independence last week. The employers’ group attempted to register as a referendum...

  25. April 27, 2014

    F&C deal reviewed by UK competition watchdog

    The Bank of Montreal’s planned acquisition of F&C Asset Management could face new hurdles with the deal becoming subject to...

  26. April 24, 2014

    Maul of the same growls on pay for Barclays’ Jenkins

    And lo, a day of judgment came upon “Saint” Antony Jenkins of the house of Barclays. He was cast among ravening lions – the...

  27. April 15, 2014

    Existential angst for Imperial Tobacco

    Imperial Tobacco plans to close a Nantes factory best-known for producing Gauloises, cigarettes that once imbued the most...

  28. April 4, 2014

    Pension firms cautious on final-salary transfers

    Final-salary scheme members looking to take advantage of pension freedoms introduced in the Budget face a struggle, with...

  29. April 4, 2014

    Pension pioneer spreading his wings

    It took UK financial regulators 40 years to discover what Andy Bell worked out in a few weeks. At the end of March, the...

  30. 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...

  31. March 26, 2014

    Standard Life Investments buys Ignis for £390m

    Phoenix Group is poised to make new acquisitions after its £390m disposal of its asset management arm to Standard Life...

  32. March 26, 2014

    Mixed fortunes for FTSE 100 insurers

    UK insurance stocks have been on a volatile run of late, but after deal news in the sector on Wednesday, two of its biggest...

  33. March 23, 2014

    Standard Life in talks to buy Ignis

    Standard Life is in talks to buy Ignis Asset Management in a move that would accelerate consolidation in the UK fund...

  34. 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...

  35. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Pensions shake-up hits insurance stocks

    With the market response to yesterday’s Budget focused on insurance and gaming stocks, sterling and government bonds were...

  36. February 28, 2014

    Aviva chief scoops up Stoddard from Blackstone as finance chief

    Mark Wilson, chief executive of Aviva, has poached another associate from his time working in Asia, appointing a leading...

  37. February 28, 2014

    Standard Life and Scottish secession

    In recent weeks Alex Salmond’s campaign for Scottish independence has been on the receiving end of a series of bruising...

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    February 28, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE In defence of FX traders: Joy Rajiv, who formerly worked in the Foreign Exchange...

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