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Is M&A collapse the black swan on the horizon?

The bursting of the M&A bubble is often seen as a late cycle harbinger of doom for a stock market bull-run, but analysts are playing down comparisons with 1989 after the collapse of over $100 billion of mega-mergers in the US earlier this month.

Pru to invest £100m in UK diversification push

Prudential is to spend £100 million developing its UK business, in a move designed to counter the impact of the Budget pension changes on its domestic business.

Bank of England denies holding currency union talks with Scottish government

The Bank of England has refuted Scottish finance minister John Swinney’s claim that the Scottish government is having technical discussions with the Bank over proposals about future monetary arrangements north of the border ahead of the independence vote.

Hargreaves Lansdown in second charging U-turn

Hargreaves Lansdown is reducing the minimum investment for clients opening an account on its Vantage platform in a bid to broaden its appeal to new investors and has dumped its controversial charge for share voting.

Japanese economic growth collapses in Q2 as sales tax bites

Japan's economy in the second quarter shrank by the highest amount since the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 as the recently introduced sales tax hammered household spending.

L&G: why we quit the ABI

Legal & General is set to relinquish its membership of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) at the end of the year in a shock move, saying much of its business now falls outside of the trade body’s remit.

Wells Fargo: How to play China’s clean energy boom

Clean energy could grow into one of the biggest industries in China, according to Wells Fargo’s Anthony Cragg.

GLG's AAA-rated Dixon backs housebuilders and the conglomerate discount

AAA-rated Henry Dixon is backing the ‘conglomerate discount’ as a key theme within his GLG Undervalued Assets fund.

Neuberger Berman hires M&G property star

M&G Global Real Estate Securities fund manager Gillian Tiltman has joined Neuberger Berman.

Profile: meet the most influential bank dynasty you've never heard of

The Stern family is possibly the most influential European financial dynasty that you have never heard of.

Citywire TV
Play BlackRock UK Special Sits: when will we sell our star holdings?

BlackRock UK Special Sits: when will we sell our star holdings?

What would prompt Roland Arnold to sell the likes of Ashtead and Howden?

Play AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A

AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A

Henderson International Income trust manager Ben Lofthouse shares his thoughts on recent developments in the tobacco sector in this video.

Profiles
Profile: Quilter Cheviot boss Baines sees more consolidation ahead

Profile: Quilter Cheviot boss Baines sees more consolidation ahead

Nineteen months on from the merger of Quilter Cheviot chief executive Martin Baines says the deal is now paying dividends.

Profile: how Matthew Butcher is carving a new role at Dart Capital

Profile: how Matthew Butcher is carving a new role at Dart Capital

The wealth management industry is undergoing a profound period of change: whether it wants to admit it or not.