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Fearing stock market rout, investors seek shelter in dependable dividends

LONDON (Reuters) – Defensive equity strategies focused on high payouts and steady earnings have gained in popularity this year as investors flock to safety, worried the biggest stock market rally in decades is about to come crashing down. Investors have Read more ›

Illiquid assets held by Woodford’s UK fund pose hurdle to reopening

LONDON (Reuters) – Trading in Neil Woodford’s 3.7 billion pound Equity Income Fund may not be reopened swiftly after it was suspended on June 3 because of the illiquid assets it holds. Neil Woodford, founder and fund manager at Woodford Read more ›

Illiquid assets held by Woodford’s UK fund pose hurdle to reopening

LONDON (Reuters) – Trading in Neil Woodford’s 3.7 billion pound ($4.69 billion) Equity Income Fund may not be reopened swiftly after it was suspended on June 3 because of the illiquid assets it holds. Neil Woodford, founder and fund manager Read more ›

Equity funds better off sticking with blue chips – BoE

LONDON (Reuters) – Equity funds that stick to blue-chip shares cope best with calls from investors for their money back, a senior Bank of England official said on Thursday as fallout from the suspension of top UK fund Woodford continued. Read more ›

Italy central bank to spurn firms that don’t go green

FILE PHOTO: Banca D’Italia (Bank of Italy) sign is seen in downtown Rome, Italy, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi ROME (Reuters) – The Bank of Italy plans to adopt investment criteria which reward companies that take action on climate change, Read more ›

Intu Properties, Cale Street in shopping centre joint venture

April 18 (Reuters) – British shopping centre operator Intu Properties Plc on Thursday said it would form a joint venture with Cale Street for the Intu derby shopping centre. Cale Street Investments, an investment firm backed by the Kuwait Investment Read more ›

China’s Ant Financial amasses 50 million users, mostly low-income, in new health plan

The logo of Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba’s financial affiliate, is pictured at its headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Shu Zhang SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A mutual health aid plan launched by Ant Financial Services Group, the Read more ›

UPDATE 1-Creditors approve Avianca Brasil plan as antitrust concerns loom

(Adds creditors’ vote results) By Marcelo Rochabrun SAO PAULO, April 5 (Reuters) – Creditors led by hedge fund Elliott Management approved on Friday a restructuring plan for bankrupt airline Avianca Brasil, hours after the country’s antitrust regulator announced preemptively that Read more ›

Hyundai Motor, Kia to invest $300 million in India’s Ola

FILE PHOTO: The Hyundai logo is seen during the first press day of the Paris auto show, in Paris, France, Oct. 2, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo (Reuters) – South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp will together Read more ›

Russian court extends custody of Baring Vostok’s Calvey until April

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia’s biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13. Founder of the Baring Vostok private equity Read more ›