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Rising rates will boost UK company pensions insurance deals -Rothesay CEO

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Rising interest rates in Britain will make it easier for company pension schemes to afford the cost of insurance, leading to growth in the pensions insurance market, the new chief executive of insurer Rothesay said on Thursday. Rothesay and rivals such as Legal & General LGEN.L and Pension Insurance Corporation insure company defined benefit, or final salary pension schemes through so-called bulk annuities.
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Rising rates will boost UK company pensions insurance deals-Rothesay Life CEO

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Rising interest rates in Britain will make it easier for company pension schemes to afford the cost of insurance, leading to growth in the pensions insurance market, the new chief executive of Rothesay Life said on Thursday. Rothesay Life and rivals such as Legal & General LGEN.L and Pension Insurance Corporation insure company defined benefit, or final salary pension schemes through so-called bulk annuities.
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The pound, bonds and energy: the winners and losers under British PM Truss

LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Liz Truss becomes Britain's new prime minister on Tuesday, facing inflation at 40-year highs, the biggest squeeze on household living standards in decades and a looming recession. The newly elected Conservative Party leader has pledged to slash taxes to kick-start growth and is expected on Thursday to unveil her plan for the energy crisis.
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Commodity stocks lead FTSE 100 higher; ex-dividend trade caps gains

* Investors focus on hawkish central banks * AO World gains on upbeat outlook * Plus500 pulls FTSE 250 index higher * FTSE 100 up 0.4%, FTSE 250 adds 0.6% (Updates to close) By Sruthi Shankar and Devik Jain Aug 18 (Reuters) - The UK's FTSE 100 index rose on Thursday boosted by commodity shares, although gains were limited by a number of stocks trading ex-dividend and fears that rapid policy tightening by the Bank of England to tame inflation will trigger a recession.
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Ex-dividend trading weighs on FTSE 100

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click or type LIVE/ in a news window) * FTSE 100 down 0.1%, FTSE 250 flat Aug 18 (Reuters) - UK's FTSE 100 slipped in early deals on Thursday, as several blue-chip stocks traded ex-dividend, while midcaps held near one-week lows on fears that aggressive steps by the Bank of England to tame inflation will cause a sharp economic downturn.
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