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      August 4, 2016

      Aviva raises dividend by 10%

      Aviva pushed up its half year dividend by 10 per cent as a strong performance in its life insurance business offset...

    2. July 6, 2016

      Aviva promises higher dividends to boost flagging share price

      Aviva has promised to generate more cash and pay higher dividends as it attempts to bolster its flagging share price....

    1. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Aviva pledges higher dividends after share plunge

      Aviva has promised to generate more cash and pay higher dividends as it attempts to bolster its share price...

    2. June 27, 2016

      Aston Martin losses double after investment drive

      Losses at Aston Martin nearly doubled last year after the luxury marque increased investment on a new range of sports...

    3. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Cairn Energy boosts Senegal oil estimates

      Cairn Energy has upgraded the amount of oil it thinks it has discovered at its Senegal well, saying that its best...

    4. March 10, 2016

      Cometh the earnings downturn, cometh the gaming of executive pay

      The spring flush of remuneration reports has barely begun and already some shareholders are arming themselves for a pop...

    5. March 10, 2016

      Aviva hits cost targets one year early

      Aviva said it would achieve the planned cost savings from its Friends Life acquisition a year ahead of schedule as the...

    6. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Aviva raises dividend 15% as it hits costs targets early

      UK insurer Aviva said it would achieve the cost savings from its Friends Life acquisition a year ahead of schedule as...

    7. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Aviva snaps RBC's motor insurance unit for £281m

      Is that collapsing Loonie enticing foreign corporations to go shopping in Canada? UK insurer Aviva on Thursday said it...

    8. January 1, 2016

      Aston Martin seeks to outpace spectre of unprofitability

      An end-of-year communiqué from Aston Martin listed the British carmaker’s accomplishments in 2015. February brought...

    9. October 29, 2015

      Aviva chief confronts sceptics over Friends deal

      Aviva’s chief executive has confronted sceptics over the insurer’s purchase of Friends Life, saying its latest...

    10. FT Alphaville

      August 4, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - RBS 5.4% freer of government interference

      The UK government’s stake sale in RBS may mark the end of its meddling in the bank’s affairs, JustEat has 57 per cent...

    11. July 24, 2015

      Aviva orders coal companies to clean up

      Aviva, the British insurance group, has put 40 coal companies on notice that it will sell its shares in their...

    12. May 7, 2015

      Aviva turnround ‘ahead of schedule’

      Aviva’s turnround is “on track and ahead of schedule” said the boss of the FTSE 100 insurer, reporting a 14 per cent...

    13. April 10, 2015

      Aviva backtracks on plan to boost pay for top executives

      Aviva has completed the UK insurance industry’s biggest deal since 2000 with its acquisition of Friends Life, but the...

    14. March 5, 2015

      Forecast-beating profits lift Aviva and Friends Life shares ahead of merger

      Shares in Aviva and Friends Life hit their highest levels since 2008 on Thursday as the two insurers reported better...

    15. December 5, 2014

      Aviva eyes Friends Provident International assets

      Aviva is considering absorbing parts of Friends Life’s Asia operations, which the takeover target planned to sell, when...

    16. December 2, 2014

      Aviva agrees £5bn takeover of Friends Life

      The chief executive of Aviva has pledged to assimilate its takeover target Friends Life with “almost surgical...

    17. December 2, 2014

      Work to do before Aviva investors welcome Friends

      For investors in a target company, all-share takeovers lack the pleasing finality of a cash bid for investors....

    18. November 28, 2014

      The elusive efficiency gains of insurance sector M&A

      There is nothing quite like the prospect of “efficiency gains” to persuade shareholders that an ambitious takeover is...

    19. November 24, 2014

      Aviva poised to make new Friends

      When Mark Wilson was hired to run Aviva after a shareholder revolt over executive pay and poor performance forced out...

    20. November 24, 2014

      Aviva must show Friends is more than just a round of sandwiches

      Aviva’s proposed tie-up with Friends Life smacks of those times when you pop out for a snack and return with a cheese...

    21. November 24, 2014

      Mark Wilson kept AIA afloat through financial crisis

      Aviva turned to Mark Wilson in 2012 after the removal of chief executive Andrew Moss amid an investor revolt over the...

    22. November 23, 2014

      Aviva: Friends for life

      Mark Wilson, as Meghan Trainor might say, is all about the cash. Not deals. Since the New Zealander became chief...

    23. November 21, 2014

      Aviva closes in on deal to buy Friends Life

      Aviva has reached a preliminary deal to buy its smaller FTSE 100 rival Friends Life for £5.6bn, in a sign of how George...

    24. October 30, 2014

      Aviva brushes aside collapse in annuity sales

      Aviva has brushed aside a collapse in annuity sales caused by the UK government’s overhaul of the pensions system as...

    25. September 21, 2014

      Father of Gars moves to kill Aviva’s complexity

      Euan Munro must be a glutton for punishment. As the architect of Standard Life Investments’ wildly successful £34bn...

    26. 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...

    27. August 14, 2014

      Partnership pensions group hits back on financial stability fears

      Partnership, the annuity specialist whose shares have dropped 60 per cent since George Osborne unveiled his pensions...

    28. August 7, 2014

      A tale of two turnrounds

      On Thursday, within minutes of each other, Mark Wilson at Aviva and Stephen Hester at RSA updated investors on the...

    29. August 7, 2014

      Viking raiders will bring Norse sense to company votes

      “From the wrath of the Northmen, oh lord, deliver us,” were the words gabbled by Dark Age peasants in hopes of warding...

    30. June 26, 2014

      Aviva chief poaches another former colleague

      Mark Wilson, chief executive of Aviva, has drafted in yet another of his former colleagues to a senior management...

    31. June 10, 2014

      Better life for insurers as pensions megadeals take off

      Another month, another pensions insurance megadeal. Total this week unveiled an agreement to insure three-fifths of its...

    32. May 25, 2014

      Aviva chief warns on pensions insurance returns

      The returns insurers can generate doing deals with corporate pension schemes are set to come under pressure, the head...

    33. March 24, 2014

      Aviva chief rues employee dissatisfaction and weak customer service

      Dissatisfaction among employees and weak customer service at Aviva have cost the insurer’s chief executive hundreds of...

    34. March 6, 2014

      Aviva beats profit forecasts despite dealing breach

      The chief executive of Aviva has said he is “100 per cent certain” that alleged misconduct at its fund management arm,...

    35. March 6, 2014

      Aviva: unblocking the pipes

      In the UK it was Heath Robinson. In the US, Rube Goldberg. At Aviva, it was management. The first two kept their...

    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...

    37. January 23, 2014

      Aviva finance head Pat Regan quits to join Australian insurer QBE

      The highest profile executive at Aviva to have kept his job during the insurer's recent management overhaul has quit,...

    38. January 9, 2014

      M&S results not bad enough to cook Marc Bolland’s Christmas goose

      There is a limit to how long you can go on reporting “signs of recovery” in a troubled business. Yet Marc Bolland, the...

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