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UK funds shift into bonds, snap up U.S. stocks - Reuters poll

LONDON British investors increased their fixed-income holdings and cut back their stock exposure in October, although they took a shine to North American companies within their equity allocations.

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UK funds body seeks 'urgent action' on EU retail fund rules

LONDON Britain's asset management trade body on Tuesday called for urgent action to fix "failings" in the design of European Union rules governing how retail investment funds are marketed.

Business, Money, Money Home 03 Oct 2018

Global funds raise U.S. stock holdings to three-and-a-half-year high

LONDON Global investors increased holdings of U.S. equities to their highest since May 2015 in September while reducing their exposure to emerging-market assets, where a majority believe the shake-out still has some way to go. | Video

Japan, Market Analysis, 28 Sep 2018

BoE's Ramsden sees investors insuring against 'downside' Brexit

LONDON Bank of England Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden said on Friday he saw signs that investors were increasingly insuring against "downside" Brexit outcomes, although these moves were small in comparison to before the Brexit vote.

Business, Market Analysis, 28 Sep 2018

FTSE Russell includes China stocks in boon to battered market

SHANGHAI/SAN FRANCISCO Global index provider FTSE Russell said it will start including mainland Chinese shares in its major benchmarks from June next year, in a move that it expects will draw initial net inflows of $10 billion from passive investors.

Business, Market Analysis, 27 Sep 2018

Britain to force broadband providers to tell customers their best deals

LONDON Broadband providers in Britain will have to tell customers about their best deals under planned new rules from telecoms regulator Ofcom aimed at tackling a 'loyalty penalty' that makes it difficult for long-standing customers to get the cheapest package.