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Banks make slow progress on UK gender pay, while gap widens for insurers

By Carolyn Cohn and Iain Withers LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Major banks in Britain made a slight dent in their gender pay gaps last year, according to a Reuters analysis, though industry observers say they still have a long way to go. Several insurers went backwards. Companies in Britain with more than 250 employees have been required to publish the
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 24

Aug 24 (Reuters) - Britain's futures FFIc1 up 0.10% on Tuesday. The FTSE 100 .FTSE index ended higher on Monday after recording its worst week since February. * Wood Plc WG.L forecast lower annual revenue after the engineering and consultancy firm reported a 14.1% fall in first-half profit, hurt by a drop in contracts from the energy sector due to
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 24

Aug 24 (Reuters) - Britain's futures FFIc1 up 0.18% on Tuesday. The FTSE 100 .FTSE index ended higher on Monday after recording its worst week since February. * BHP GROUP: BHP Group BHP.AX is at risk of a two notch downgrade that would provoke its lowest ever credit rating as the sale of its petroleum business raises the miner's dependence on its m
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 23

Aug 23 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 36 points higher on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 up 0.74%. * EASYJET: British airline easyJet EZJ.L named former RBS Chief Executive Officer Stephen Hester as its chair designate to succeed John Barton, who will step down in December following nine ye
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 23

Aug 23 - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 36 points higher on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. * SAINSBURY: Private equity companies are circling British supermarket group Sainsbury's SBRY.L with a view to possibly launch bids of more than 7 billion pounds ($9.53 billion), The Sunday Times reported. * LEGAL & GENERAL: Legal
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Fifty shades of green: EU sustainable fund rules muddy the waters

* Managers rush to meet Europe's new regulatory regime * Some 'sustainable' funds buy fossil fuel, tobacco shares * Fund firms say vague SFDR definitions to blame * EU says rules about disclosure, not green labels By Tommy Wilkes LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - If you want to invest in a fund branded as sustainable under new European Union rules, you're
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LGIM holds on to China stocks; sees bigger risks in Europe, U.S.

By Aaron Saldanha and Lisa Pauline Mattackal Aug 5 (Reuters) - The market impact of China's recent regulatory crackdown on companies is priced in, making stocks there relatively attractive compared to European and U.S. peers, a portfolio manager at Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) said. "We haven't changed our China overall view," sai
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 4

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.31%. * THE HUT GROUP: The Hut Group THG.L said it would buy UK-based online beauty retailer Cult Beauty for 275 million pounds. * ROLLS ROYCE: Rolls-Royce RR.L said it agreed to sell its Norwegian maritime engine business Bergen to UK-based
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 4

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.2%. * COVID-19 STUDY: Fully-vaccinated people have an around 50% to 60% reduced risk of infection from the Delta variant, including those who are asymptomatic, a large English coronavirus prevalence study found on Wednesday. * The UK govern
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OPEC, Russia seen gaining from climate activist wins

* National oil firms seen expanding market share * Oil demand still growing strongly in Asia * Large fund manager warns of higher oil prices (Updates with Saudi energy minister) By Dmitry Zhdannikov LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) - Climate activists who scored big wins against Western majors last week had some unlikely cheerleaders in the oil capitals of
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OPEC, Russia seen gaining more power with Shell Dutch ruling

* National oil firms seen expanding market share * Oil demand still growing strongly in Asia * Large fund manager warns of higher oil prices By Dmitry Zhdannikov LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) - Climate activists who scored big against Western majors last week had some unlikely cheerleaders in the oil capitals of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Russia. Defea
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British Business - May 28

May 28 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - Negotiators are close to landing a set of common principles as part of an overhaul of the international tax code that the world's leading advanced economies will
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Pandemic prompts European life sciences real estate rush

* Less than 1% of European real estate in life sciences * Less than 10% of capital for UK has been deployed -JLL * Rents in London's 'Knowledge Quarter' exceed City rents * Bespoke life science buildings can be hard to trade By Carolyn Cohn LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - London's Francis Crick Institute was already a magnet for investors in the capit
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Foreign funds have billions at stake in Turkish market volatility

By Tom Arnold LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - Foreign funds have reported about $3.4 billion in Turkish stock and sovereign dollar bond holdings so far this year, much of which could be loss-making after the sudden firing of central bank governor Naci Agbal rocked local markets. Agbal was ousted by President Tayyip Erdogan at the weekend and replaced
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UK Stocks - Factors to watch on March 10

March 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 32 points lower at 6,698 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures .FFIc1 down 0.66% ahead of the cash market open. * TULLOW OIL: Tullow Oil TLW.L said it expected to generate $500 million in operating cashflow this year at an oil price of $50 a barrel LCOc1 . *
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Bank of England rules out big capital reduction for insurers after Brexit

* Lawmaker: "sky's the limit" ambition needed after Brexit * Industry facing 1.7 billion pound bill for COVID claims * BoE: COVID claims won't mean "tons" more capital needed By Huw Jones LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The Bank of England told insurers on Wednesday not to expect any big reduction in capital requirements after Brexit, adding that more c
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British Business - Dec 17

Dec 17 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - Julian Dunkerton has been made Superdry's SDRY.L permanent chief executive despite his pledge to do the job on an interim basis when campaigning to return to the
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 12

Nov 12 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 62 points lower at 6,320 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.79% ahead of cash market open. * ITV: ITV ITV.L said it expected total advertising revenue to be up in the fourth quarter year on year after it rebounded from the pandemic lows. * PREMIER OIL
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Ex-dividend trading trips FTSE 100; travel firm TUI slumps

(For a live blog on European stocks, type LIVE/ in an Eikon news window) * FTSE 100 down 1.0%, FTSE 250 off 0.5% Aug 13 (Reuters) - The FTSE 100 fell for the first time in five days on Thursday as a clutch of blue-chip firms traded ex-dividend, while travel firm TUI slid after posting a quarterly loss of 1.1 billion euros due to the COVID-19 pandem
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 13

Aug 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 47 points lower at 6,233 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 down 0.9% ahead of cash markets open. * JUST GROUP: Insurer Just Group JUSTJ.L posted higher first-half earnings as strong in-force profit cushioned a slump in new business profit. * NATIONAL
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