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01/22/2018 01:44 PM
UBS lifts payouts for investors despite U.S. tax reform hit
ZURICH (Reuters) - UBS is increasing payouts to shareholders as growing business with its core base of wealthy clients helps to offset the effects of tighter regulation and a one-off 2.9 billion Swiss franc (2.17 billion pounds) hit from U.S. tax reforms.


01/22/2018 09:42 AM
End of easy money sharpens focus on European earnings
MILAN (Reuters) - The European results season shifts into gear next week with equity valuations at their highest in more than a year and investors betting that the engine of earnings upgrades has plenty more fuel in the tank.


01/22/2018 07:51 AM
May says will stop companies abusing pension schemes
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would clamp down on bosses who try to "line their own pockets" while not protecting workers' pensions, after the collapse of outsourcer Carillion with a 900-million-pound hole in its pension scheme.


01/19/2018 11:27 AM
London finance chief sees fewer jobs shifting because of Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's vast financial services industry will suffer far fewer job losses from Brexit than first feared, the City of London's policy chief told Reuters, in remarks that will boost supporters of leaving the EU who say the threat has been exaggerated.


01/19/2018 08:54 AM
London's Battersea Power Station project in proposed sale for £1.6 billion
LONDON (Reuters) - The owners of Battersea Power Station, a huge industrial building in London currently being turned into homes, offices and shops by a Malaysian consortium, are in talks to sell it for 1.6 billion pounds, the redevelopers said on Thursday.


01/18/2018 12:30 PM
UK to introduce foreign owners' property register
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will introduce a public register that will compel foreign companies which own or buy property to disclose their ultimate owners in a bid to crack down on money-laundering, the business ministry said on Thursday.


01/18/2018 11:26 AM
Whitbread leaves break-up of business on the table
(Reuters) - Whitbread said it had an open mind about its future structure on Thursday after pressure from an activist investor to consider splitting its Costa Coffee business from its hotel and restaurant operations.


01/17/2018 12:31 PM
Italy's election - From obstacle to opportunity for big bond investors
LONDON (Reuters) - Barely a year after French and Italian government bonds tanked on fears of a wave of anti-euro sentiment seemingly sweeping through Europe, the world's biggest bond investors are viewing Italy's election with equanimity and even some relish.


01/17/2018 11:53 AM
Euro surge threatens profitable bond trades
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro's sizzling January rally is undermining one of the most profitable bond market trades of recent years by potentially raising hedging costs and thereby eroding profits of overseas investors.


01/17/2018 09:29 AM
GKN pension trustees say potential buyer faces big pension deficit
(Reuters) - Any potential buyer of British engineering company GKN should be aware of its billion pound-plus pension deficit, its pension trustees said on Tuesday, a day after Melrose appealed directly to GKN investors to back its 7 billion pound takeover offer.

 

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