Britain's ageing population and changes to workplace pensions proved lucrative for Resolution during the first half of the year.
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Monday 13 September 2010
Somerset completed a convincing 95-run victory over Essex in their Clydesdale Bank 40 semi-final at Taunton on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of a double-winning season.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Resolution indicated yesterday that it might consider buying parts of Aviva if the giant insurer sold its main non-life operations to RSA.
Friday 13 August 2010
Monday 09 August 2010
Somerset survived the loss of Marcus Trescothick to the second ball he faced to make it seven wins out of seven in the Clydesdale Bank 40 with a three-wicket victory over the Unicorns at Exmouth yesterday.
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Monday 26 July 2010
Monday 19 July 2010
If the organisers of the Friends Provident t20 had expected a thrilling final round of the group stages yesterday, they would have been disappointed. With six of the eight quarter-final places already filled there was categorically not everything to play for but even those final two slots were filled by the sides in possession at the start of the day, Northamptonshire in the north group and Hampshire in the south. It was a flat finale to what has been a deeply uninspiring campaign.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
He's the chap buying that building society, right?
Monday 12 July 2010
The Kent Reliance Building Society is set to sign a £50m deal with the private equity investor JC Flowers to create a new building society consolidation vehicle as soon as tomorrow. The deal will see the creation of a new holding company 51 per cent owned by Kent and 49 per cent owned by JC Flowers.
Friday 25 June 2010
So why's he in the news?
Friday 25 June 2010
Resolution's chief executive, John Tiner, said he planned to nearly double the size of the company's insurance operations after sealing the £2.75bn purchase of French giant AXA's UK operations.
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Having been the target of the final two Labour budgets, many higher earners may be dismayed to be back in the sights, particularly of a Conservative Chancellor. But those on above-average incomes will nevertheless be counting the cost of Budget day.
Monday 21 June 2010
Sussex Sharks consolidated their position at the top of the Friends Provident Twenty20 South Division with a comfortable victory over Surrey Lions at The Oval yesterday.
Sunday 20 June 2010
Amid less fanfare than that generated by a vuvuzela, the International Cricket Council are putting the finishing touches to the agenda for their annual convention. There is important business at hand. The gathering is being held in Singapore rather than London, which is always the first choice in these matters. The tricky items on the agenda will be the candidacy for vice-president (and thence president) of John Howard, the former Prime Minister of Australia, which has already failed once to gain assent. If it falls again it spells trouble for the ICC because India will be at the head of his opponents. It is too close to call but Howard has a history of winning elections. Of much more direct importance is the introduction of the Test match championship. In future, should the delegates agree, this could be held every four years. It will involve the four leading teams in the rankings and is a cracking idea. Unfortunately for England, were it to be held this year, they would not be part of it, being at present fifth. The intention is to have a (more compact) World Cup every four years with a World Twenty20 involving more teams biennially. It sounds at last as if the cricket authorities have emerged with something not only workable but supportable and durable. First, the delegates have to agree, of course. And then there is the niggling matter of the 2011 World Cup with its 14 teams and 42 days in 13 cities. That may take a while from which to recover, longer to forgive.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
Ajmal Shahzad has been added to the England one-day squad as cover for Ryan Sidebottom, who has suffered a hamstring strain.
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