- The dismal science of Baltic bubblenomicsJohn Dizard considers the success of ‘austerian’ policies in Latvia,
Lithuania and Estonia, despite predictions to the contrary . . .
- Investor 3i makes offer on Barclays unitShift in strategy to increase third-
party asset income comes after chief executive Simon Borrows had initiated a cost- cutting . . .
- Labour plan to merge small fundsPension schemes that fail to deliver ‘good value’ would be targeted under the proposal from the shadow welfare secretary
- Kuroda promises to stabilise bond marketBoJ governor vows to curb bond market volatility in an effort to reassure those who fear instability could push up interest .
- Occupational funds win EU rules reprieveRegulators shelve plans for stricter solvency requirements,
after previously saying they were necessary to strengthen the . . .
- Buyout groups target US retailersOther potential private equity deals for department stores would be about squeezing greater efficiency out of more mature .
- EU rushes out tax transparency lawBig companies’ tax affairs in Europe are to be opened up to greater public scrutiny with the EU rushing out a law to reveal .
- Goldman completes its ‘rigorous self-
examination’Clients who wish to hire Goldman for an initial public offering, or engage in a complicated hedging strategy, could now find . . .
- Stepic ready to resign from RaiffeisenHerbert Stepic’s decision to step down for ‘personal reasons’ follows scrutiny of his involvement in Asian property deals,
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- Frère’s GBL happy to play the long gameGroup wants to take larger stakes in smaller – but still blue-
chip – listed companies and are interested in the consumer and . . .