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Investors seek cover as trade battles rattle world markets

LONDON Investors have sharply increased their use of hedging strategies, signalling concerns that the intensifying trade battle between the United States and China might hit economies from Germany to South Korea.

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UK funds trim equity exposure, up cash in volatile May

LONDON British investors have trimmed back their equity exposure, wary of U.S. protectionist threats, Italian political turmoil and rising U.S. bond yields but most continued to favour emerging markets despite recent hefty selloffs in the sector.

Business, Money, Money Home 31 May 2018

Aviva Investors merges businesses into new real assets unit

LONDON Aviva Investors, the fund arm of insurer Aviva , said on Wednesday it would combine its real estate, infrastructure and private debt businesses into a new unit called Aviva Investors Real Assets.

Business, 31 May 2018

Investors see FTSE 100 hovering short of a new record - Reuters poll

LONDON British stocks have already powered through a record high this year. Now, investors expect the FTSE 100 index to hold just shy of a fresh record by this time next year as sluggish economic growth slows returns.

Standard Life Aberdeen to return as much as 1.75 billion pounds to investors

LONDON Standard Life Aberdeen plans to return as much as 1.75 billion pounds to its shareholders in the wake of the sale of its insurance business to Phoenix Group .

Business, 29 May 2018

MPs criticise RBS and Barclays for online banking outages

Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for outages that hit its online and mobile banking services on Friday, the latest in a string of such failings at British banks which have drawn criticism from customers and members of parliament.