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Commentary: Global wealth - a rising tide lifts all yachts

LONDON As the debate over wealth inequality rages, a paradox is expected to play out over the next five years: the share of people in the lowest strata will decline, while the wealth of the world's richest will grow faster than any other group.

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After years of famine, oil dividends back on menu

LONDON The world's top oil and gas companies are under growing pressure to revive share and dividend rewards to investors as profits and oil prices get back on track after a three-year crunch.

Business, Market Analysis, 09 Nov 2017

Just Group reports lower third-quarter sales

British annuity provider Just Group reported a fall in total retirement sales for the third quarter against the same period last year and said it had exceeded its merger driven cost savings target of 45 million pounds ($59 million).

Business, 01 Nov 2017

Global funds raise U.S. equity exposure to seven-month high - Reuters poll

LONDON With U.S. stock markets climbing to new highs in October, global investors raised U.S. equity holdings to seven-month highs, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, encouraged by strong corporate earnings and the revival of U.S. tax-cut plans.

Business, 31 Oct 2017

Wary of central banks, share prices, UK funds ease off on equities - Reuters poll

LONDON British fund managers have taken equity allocations down from two-year highs, having grown especially wary of pricier U.S. shares as Western central banks prepare to wind down their super-easy credit policies.

Business, 31 Oct 2017
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Number of new homes in England nears pre-crisis high

LONDON The number of new homes coming onto the market in England reached nearly 220,000 in 2016-17, just short of the pre-financial crisis peak, as the government faces pressure to solve a growing housing shortage.