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Thiam's look into radical restructuring could lead to reform of giant insurer within the year

Angry insurers call for an end to EU regulation uncertainty

Britain's insurance industry has expressed its "huge frustration" with the EU for continual delays to new regulations it says have already cost the sector more than £1bn in red tape.

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The Rolling Stones today confirmed their first live shows for five years with four gigs, including two nights in London.

Prudential may axe move threat

The threat of a departure of Prudential from these shores receded yesterday as chief executive Tidjane Thiam welcomed moves to improve Britain's regulatory environment for insurers.

Why we're a nation of millionaires

The average UK worker will have earned £1m by the time they are 57, according to research.

Pension gender gap 'narrowing'

The gap between men's and women's retirement incomes is narrowing, but this is more due to male incomes falling than women boosting their pension pots, a study has found.

Prudential set to buy Swiss Re's US arm

The insurance giant Prudential is set to get a little bigger after striking a deal to buy Swiss Re's US life insurance business for $621m (£400m) in cash.

James Moore: Disappointing Standard Lifesaved by dividend

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Three more pay plans suffer protest votes

The shareholder spring continued yesterday with investor revolts against boardroom pay at the insurance giant Prudential, the oil explorer Cairn Energy and the engineer Cookson.

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Independent on Sunday: Pay and eco protesters head back to the City

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Prudence in short supply at the Pru

City's shock as Sants walks out on the FSA before split

Boss quits 'early' and potentially damages the efforts to set up new financial regulatory regime

Asia boost for Pru

Prudential's Asian division has become the biggest contributor to group profits for the first time, the insurer said yesterday, bolstering its case for a move overseas.

Simon English: Aviva's Moss may be out of the woods but now he has to charm the doubters

Outlook Yeah, he's safe. For a good while anyway. Disappointing, isn't it?" That's the reaction of a highly experienced City analyst to the latest results from Andrew Moss of giant insurer Aviva. It is a reaction that speaks volumes. Some have been privately calling for his head for so long, they are sad to see that the case is weakening.

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