Tidjane Thiam was 'a dead man walking' after his $36bn bid for AIA foundered. But now he's the toast of the City
In these difficult economic times there is no shortage of debt advice out there. One thing the experts seem to agree on is that you should act early.
One of the UK's first and best-known internet banks was broken up today in a move threatening up to 600 jobs.
Prudential unveiled plans to boost growth and profits in its Asian markets yesterday, underscoring its belief in the region's potential following its abortive attempt to acquire AIA, the local arm of the American International Group (AIG), earlier this year.
Pensioners now have more choice as to how to fund their retirement. Chiara Cavaglieri explains the pros and cons of the different options
In the age of personality, it's not surprising that bosses of giant corporations are seen as more than mere figureheads. But do we expect too much of them? This cult of the CEO is a bad business, argues David Prosser
The stock market, once it has settled down after the euro affair, may be the investment answer
A grand city stay with star quality
There are pitfalls to some flexible annuities, says Alessia Horwich
Tidjane Thiam's appointment as the new head of Prudential caps a remarkable personal journey. Andy McSmith reports
The pound may continue to struggle against the dollar, but we're still up for a trip across the pond. And, in Boston, they're looking forward to hosting even more of us this year – a 9 per cent increase is predicted, which may not match last year's 12 per cent rise but is still pretty healthy in a recession.
The credit crunch is at least helping people about to retire – but it won't be for long, says James Daley