Companies

Mar 19: Pru shares soar as insurer beats forecasts

Shares in the Prudential leapt by more than a quarter as the insurer's 2008 results beat expectations. Adam Jones, senior companies reporter, discusses the numbers with Richard Edgar and also the news that Mark Tucker is stepping down as chief executive at the end of September, to be replaced by Tidjane Thiam, the UK insurer's chief financial officer.