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Pensions Support Index

09/12/2013

FTSE 350 companies’ ability to support their defined benefit (DB) pension obligations has stalled and shows little signs of improving any time soon. PwC analysis shows that the recent gains in the stock market and a renewed confidence in the economy are not yet feeding through to more manageable pension deficits.


 

Schroder UK Property Fund

06/12/2013

Schroder UK Property Fund (SPF) is announcing the completion of two key properties from vendor Corbo Properties in an off market transaction.


 

Asset management

04/12/2013

Just under a third of compliance functions in surveyed UK asset management firms have staff who sit with the rest of the business, PwC research has found, whereas the remainder sit independently in a central team away from practice staff.


 

Tesco's sales

04/12/2013

Weaker demand for groceries has seen a decline in third quarter sales at supermarket chain Tesco.


 

FTSE 350 Directors’ pay

29/11/2013

KPMG’s latest analysis of trends in FTSE 350 Directors’ pay reveals that, whilst there have been relatively modest rises in median salaries of around three to four percent, there is still some way to go for companies to effectively align pay and performance when it comes to paying bonuses.


 

European banks

29/11/2013

A new report from PwC says European banks face a substantial capital crunch in 2014 through the combined impact of Basel III capital ratio requirements, leverage ratio requirements, the ECB Comprehensive Assessment, and possible further national regulatory developments. PwC estimates that total capital shortfalls in Europe will be in the vicinity of €280bn.


 

Royal Mail profits

27/11/2013

Royal Mail have reported that pre-tax profits were £233m for the six months to 29 September, up from £94m a year earlier, excluding special items.


 

Alternative Investment Market

25/11/2013

The value of the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) increased by 19% in the last 12 months, according to analysis by Deloitte.


 

Co-op Bank inquiry

23/11/2013

Chancellor confirms independent inquiry into events at Co-op Bank


 

JP Morgan settlement

20/11/2013

JP Morgan Chase have agreed a record $13 billion (£8 billion) settlement with US authorities for misleading investors during the housing crisis.


 

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