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Britain and regulators square up over post-Brexit financial reform

By Huw Jones LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Britain's government proposed a far-reaching financial services law last month to exploit "freedoms" to write its own capital market rules since leaving the European Union. Approval of what is the biggest markets reform in two decades is expected by May 2023. Liz Truss, the front-runner to become Britain's next prime minister, would give ministers "call-in" powers under the bill to override financial regulators such as the Bank of England, the Financial Ti
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The pound, gilts and renewables: the winners and losers under Britain's future PM

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The race to be the next leader of Britain's ruling-Conservative Party and the country's prime minister is into its final leg, with the September outcome likely to shape the fortunes of sterling, gilts and UK stocks in coming months. The contest between foreign minister Liz Truss and former finance minister Rishi Sunak to succeed Boris Johnson has centred on clear policy dividing lines.
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Lloyds, Reckitt drive gains in Britain's FTSE 100

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click or type LIVE/ in a news window) * Reckitt Benckiser at one-year highs * Lloyds Group jumps on forecast lift * Rio Tinto slips on halving dividend * FTSE 100 up 0.6%, FTSE 250 adds 0.4% By Sruthi Shankar and Bansari Mayur Kamdar July 27 (Reuters) - Britain's blue-chip index rose on Wednesday, as a jump in oil stocks and strong forecasts from heavyweights Reckitt Benckiser and Lloyds Banking Group overshadowed concerns over a s
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Financials lift FTSE 100; earnings boost midcaps

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click or type LIVE/ in a news window) * Dechra Pharmaceuticals slides on discounted placing * Frasers surges on upbeat earnings forecast * ECB starts rate hike with 50 bps * FTSE 100 up 0.1%, FTSE 250 adds 1.6% (Updates prices, details) By Sruthi Shankar and Bansari Mayur Kamdar July 21 (Reuters) - UK's FTSE 100 crawled higher on Thursday as gains in financial stocks offset the weakness in energy and healthcare shares, while positi
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UK pensions insurance deals to rise more than 25% in 2022-adviser

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) - Britain is likely to see around 35 billion pounds ($41.62 billion) in pensions buy-in and buy-out deals in 2022, up more than 25% from 2021, consultants Hymans Robertson said on Wednesday. Such deals involve offloading the risk of company defined benefit, or final salary, pension schemes to an insurer. Pensions' funding positions have improved following government and central bank stimulus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making such deals cheaper for some companies, ind
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