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UK's FTSE 100 rises as traders ramp up rate cut bets

UPDATE 2-UK's FTSE 100 rises as traders ramp up rate cut bets For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window BoE's Ramsden more confident UK inflation risks are ebbing Mondi surges as it denies making offer to buy DS Smith UK retail sales stagnate despite easing inflation 888 posts revenue slightly ahead of expectations, shares up FTSE 100 up 0.2%, FTSE 250 off 0.3% Updated at 1553 GMT By Shubham Batra, Pranav Kashyap and Khushi Singh A
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Home improvement retailer Kingfisher names Claudia Arney as new chair

UPDATE 1-Home improvement retailer Kingfisher names Claudia Arney as new chair Adds detail paragraphs 2 to 6 LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - European home improvement retailer Kingfisher KGF.L said on Monday that Chair Andrew Cosslett will step down in June after seven years in the role and will be succeeded by non-executive director Claudia Arney. The changes will take place at the conclusion of the company's annual general meeting on June 20, said the FTSE-100-listed owner of B&Q and Screwfix in
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UK home, business property insurance payouts hit $6 bln in 2023

UK home, business property insurance payouts hit $6 bln in 2023 By Carolyn Cohn LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - Britain's homes and businesses received 4.86 billion pounds ($6.07 billion) in property insurance payouts in 2023, up 18% from a year earlier, as weather-related home claims hit a record high, the Association of British Insurers said on Monday.
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India's TCS pins hopes on strong deal pipeline to drive growth in fiscal 2025

UPDATE 2-India's TCS pins hopes on strong deal pipeline to drive growth in fiscal 2025 Adds CEO, COO comments, details of executive retirement By Haripriya Suresh and Sai Ishwarbharath B BENGALURU, April 12 (Reuters) - Tata Consultancy Services TCS.NS said on Friday it is banking on its robust deal pipeline to drive growth in 2025 after it reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on weak client spending in North America.
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FTSE 100 edges lower as financials drag

UPDATE 2-FTSE 100 edges lower as financials drag For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window Lok'nStore surges to all-time high after buyout by Shurgard AstraZeneca to raise annual dividend for 2024, shares up FTSE 100 down 0.5%, FTSE 250 off 0.1% Updated at 1603 GMT By Khushi Singh, Pranav Kashyap and Sruthi Shankar April 11 (Reuters) - The UK's FTSE 100 e dged lower on Thursday as investors awaited Britain's economic figures for hi
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 11

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 11 Adds new items, updates futures April 11 - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 up 0 .32%. * ASTRAZENECA: Drugmaker AstraZeneca AZN.L said it intends to increase annual dividend for 2024 by 7% to $3.10 per share, betting on strong performance and cash generation on the back of its blockbuster cancer drugs.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 11

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 11 April 11 - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.26%. * BOE: Bank of England policymaker Megan Greene said that markets now expect that BoE will cut rates earlier and by more than the Federal Reserve this year, Financial Times reported. * HOUSING MARKET: Britain's housing market last month saw the strongest levels of interest among buyers in more than two years and a gauge of house prices also touched its
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Direct Line hires finance chief from rival Aviva

MOVES-Direct Line hires finance chief from rival Aviva LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - British insurer Direct Line DLGD.L has hired a new chief financial officer, it said on Wednesday, weeks after fending off takeover interest from Belgian rival Aegas AGES.BR . Direct Line said that Jane Poole, who is currently finance chief for Aviva's AV.L UK and Ireland general insurance business, will join as CFO in October, succeeding Neil Manser after more than three years in the post.
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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions Adds IAG, IndusInd Bank, MP Materials; Updates Bain Capital, Blue Owl Capital, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Galeria April 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2 000 GMT on Tuesday: * * MP Materials MP.N said Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart's mining firm has taken a 5.3% stake in the company, adding to her rare earth investments.
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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions Adds: DFDS, Blue Owl Capital, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Duc Giang Chemicals April 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Tuesday: ** Danish shipping and logistics firm DFDS DFDS.CO said it has agreed to buy the international transport network of Turkey's Ekol Logistics for 1.9 billion crowns ($277 million) and lifted its sales growth forecast for the year.
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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions April 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 0930 GMT on Tuesday: ** A consortium including Hudson's Bay Company CEO Richard Baker's investment firm NRDC Corp is set to take over German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 9

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 9 Adds new items, updates futures April 9 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening lower on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.11%. * BP: BP BP.L said it expects first-quarter upstream production of both oil and gas as well as low-carbon energy to be higher than the previous three months.
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Aviva completes takeover of AIG's UK life insurance business

UPDATE 1-Aviva completes takeover of AIG's UK life insurance business Adds context in paragraph 3-4 LONDON, April 9 (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva AV.L said on Tuesday it had completed the 453 million pound ($574 million) acquisition of AIG's AIG.N UK life insurance business, sealing the largest takeover under CEO Amanda Blanc to date. Aviva announced the deal in September.
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Aviva completes takeover of AIG's life insurance business

Aviva completes takeover of AIG's life insurance business LONDON, April 9 (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva AV.L said on Tuesday it had completed the 453 million pound ($574 million) acquisition of AIG's AIG.N UK life insurance business, sealing the largest takeover under CEO Amanda Blanc to date. Aviva announced the deal in September. The company is buying the unit - known as AIG Life UK - from Corebridge Financial Inc CRBG.N , a New York-listed company majority-owned by AIG.
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Aviva Completes Acquisition Of AIG's UK Protection Business

BRIEF-Aviva Completes Acquisition Of AIG's UK Protection Business April 9 (Reuters) - Aviva PLC AV.L : AVIVA: PROPOSED DEAL FOR CONSIDERATION OF £453M. AVIVA - DEAL FOR £453M. AVIVA - PROPOSED DEAL FOR £453M. AVIVA PLC - ACQUISITION OF AIG’S UK PROTECTION BUSINESS AVIVA PLC - COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF AIG LIFE UK Source text for Eikon: ID:nRSI8
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Women in UK finance earn a third less than male colleagues, data shows

RPT-ANALYSIS-Women in UK finance earn a third less than male colleagues, data shows Repeats from Friday Firms make modest progress to shrink UK gender pay gap Pay inequity in company sample ranges between 54%-13.5% Time for companies to face censures on stubborn gaps, CMI says By Sinead Cruise and Carolyn Cohn LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) - Some of Britain's top financial firms pay women 28.8% less on average than male counterparts, salary data from 21 companies reviewed by Reuters shows, even thou
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Women in UK finance earn a third less than male colleagues, data shows

RPT-ANALYSIS-Women in UK finance earn a third less than male colleagues, data shows Repeats from Friday Firms make modest progress to shrink UK gender pay gap Pay inequity in company sample ranges between 54%-13.5% Time for companies to face censures on stubborn gaps, CMI says By Sinead Cruise and Carolyn Cohn LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) - Some of Britain's top financial firms pay women 28.8% less on average than male counterparts, salary data from 21 companies reviewed by Reuters shows, even thou
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Women in UK finance earn a third less than male colleagues, data shows

ANALYSIS-Women in UK finance earn a third less than male colleagues, data shows Firms make modest progress to shrink UK gender pay gap Pay inequity in company sample ranges between 54%-13.5% Time for companies to face censures on stubborn gaps, CMI says By Sinead Cruise and Carolyn Cohn LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) - Some of Britain's top financial firms pay women 28.8% less on average than male counterparts, salary data from 21 companies reviewed by Reuters shows, even though they say they are str
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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions Adds Azimut Holding, Superdry, Nutrien Ltd, Take-Two Interactive Software and Home Depot March 28 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2 000 GMT on Thursday: * * Scrub Daddy, the kitchen sponge maker that gained popularity after securing an investment on U.S.
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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions Adds: SilverBow Resources, Brunello Cucinelli, Home Depot, Oakley Capital, Updates: ICICI Securities, International Holding Company, Keysight Technologies March 28 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Thursday: ** SilverBow Resources SBOW.N said it has rejected largest shareholder Kimmeridge Energy Management's latest offer that valued the oil and gas producer at $2.1 billion, including debt, in
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