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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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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.