Britain's ageing population and changes to workplace pensions proved lucrative for Resolution during the first half of the year.
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Sunday 28 June 2009
Sunday 14 June 2009
Friends Provident, the FTSE 100 insurer, is believed to be considering consolidating its offices across the South of England, which could result in job losses.
Sunday 07 June 2009
Sunday 31 May 2009
Thursday 23 April 2009
Hard-pressed savers received a welcome boost in the Budget, with the Chancellor announcing that the amount of money they can pay into an Individual Savings Account each tax year will rise from the current £7,200 to £10,200. The popular cash element of ISAs will rise from £3,600 to £5,100. The new higher ISA thresholds will come into force this tax year for people over 50 and for everyone else from April 2010.
Thursday 23 April 2009
Next led the retail sector higher last night, closing with gains of more than 7 per cent amid hopes of an earlier-than-expected recovery on the UK high street, which has suffered as the recession has gathered pace.
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Old Mutual traded lower last night, sliding by more than 5 per cent or 3.3p to 56.5p amid concern that the Chancellor may scrap higher-rate tax relief on pension contributions when he unveils the Budget today, which would damage Skandia, the company's savings and investments business.
Tuesday 21 April 2009
The FTSE 100 was 30.57 points weaker at 3960.29 while the FTSE 250 lost 21.38 points to 6995.3 at around 12.27pm.
Saturday 18 April 2009
Monday 16 March 2009
Aegis is due to post full-year results this week and, despite the market's preoccupation with the slowdown in advertising, the focus is likely to be on possible plans to break up the business. Panmure Gordon, whose estimates assume a 10 per cent year-on-year decline in earnings per share for 2009, said the sale of Synovate, the advertising and marketing group's market research business, is "a clear possibility" as interim chief executive John Napier settles into his role.
Sunday 15 March 2009
Investors in Debenhams, the retailer which bought the Principles chain earlier this month, are ready to support a rights issue at the company, should one be announced when the group delivers full-year results this week.
Thursday 05 March 2009
The FTSE 100 was 2.5 per cent or 91.2 points behind at 3554.5 while the FTSE 250 fell to 6015.5, down 67.9 points, at just after noon.
Monday 02 February 2009
More people are expected to call in sick today than on any other day of the year, according to research. A combination of post-Christmas blues, the weather and economic gloom will prompt more people to take a day off. Some 30,000 staff missed work this time last year.
Thursday 29 January 2009
Lloyds Banking Group led the banking sector higher last night, adding more than 50 per cent after the house broker Citigroup played down the fear of full nationalisation.
Wednesday 28 January 2009
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