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Regulator urges sale of nine UK private hospitals | Financial Times

The Competition Commission has called for nine luxury hospitals to be sold after finding that the cost of private healthcare has been inflated by …

Radiation Therapy

Co-operative comes out top in Stonewall survey

THE CO-OPERATIVE has scooped top spot in a Stonewall study into how well private sector employers support gay, lesbian and bisexual staff.<p>The …

Employment

Pioneer launches Lloyd's Sub-Syndicate 1980 - Insurance Post

1980 began writing business on 1 January 2014, and will have a capacity of £70m in the first year of business.<p>Pioneer, formed as an MGA in April 2011 …

JLT buys Lambert Brothers in Hong Kong - Insurance Post

JLT Hong Kong has acquired insurance broker Lambert Brothers. LBH has been an independent insurance and employee benefits broker since leaving the …

Korean Re wants to become ‘top three’ reinsurer

Korean Re has laid out its plans to become one of the top three reinsurers in the world by 2050.<p>The reinsurer is currently the ninth largest in the …

The four risks that threaten the London company market: IUA

The International Underwriting Association (IUA) has listed the top four challenges for the London company market in 2014.<p>The IUA warned that not …

FCA Board appoints three new members to the Regulatory Decisions Committee

The Regulatory Decisions Committee (RDC) is responsible for taking decisions on whether to refuse or grant contested applications into the regulated …

EU in preliminary deal on audit market shake-up

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union has reached a deal on forcing companies to periodically change accountants, as the bloc aims to improve book-keeping quality in the wake of the financial crisis.<p>The early morning sun hits The Shard building as fog clears over London, September 5 , 2013. …

U.K. Inflation Edges Closer to BOE’s 2% Target

U.K. inflation unexpectedly slowed in November to the least in four years, moving closer to the Bank of England’s 2 percent target.<p>Consumer prices …

Ex-UBS Trader Hayes Pleads Not Guilty Over Libor Rigging

Tom Hayes, a former trader at UBS AG and Citigroup Inc., pleaded not guilty to conspiring to manipulate Libor in the first prosecution stemming from …

France’s firms point towards third recession

FRANCE is flirting with a potential third recession since the financial crisis, after another grim survey of the country’s firms suggests that …

Economy

Banking Bill gets go ahead

A RAFT of new banking rules got the green light in the House of Lords last night.<p>The rules introduce a licensing regime for senior bankers and …

Licensing

Smashing through the glass elevator

Inga Beale will be first female chief executive of 325-year-old Lloyd’s of London market<p>LLOYD’S of London yesterday appointed Inga Beale as its new …

Insurance Industry

Angus Fire flames-up new legal team with GC hire after £62m BDO - The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law

DLA Piper has represented Isola USA Corp, an Arizona-based global material sciences company, in connection with the refinancing of its senior debt …

TSB names former Post Office GC as new legal chief

TSB Bank has appointed former Post Office general counsel (GC) Susan Crichton as its new head of legal.<p>Crichton will lead the legal function at TSB …

Osborne Clarke wins back place on Nomura's revamped EMEA panel - The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs

Register now to The Lawyer to access our latest news stories, read selected briefings from key firms and gain essential careers insight to help you …

Swiss banks agree to U.S. tax deal, more expected to follow

ZURICH (Reuters) - The first Swiss banks have signaled their readiness to work with U.S. officials in a crackdown on wealthy Americans evading taxes and many more are expected to follow in the coming weeks, in the latest blow to Switzerland’s cherished bank secrecy.<p>Stylized Swiss and U.S. (R) …

Boeing sees aircraft finance market rising to $112 billion in 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Commercial jet buyers are set to turn to rapidly-expanding capital markets for more financing in 2014, as the value of jet sales rises by about 7.7 percent to $112 billion, Boeing Co (BA.N) forecast on Tuesday.<p>An Airbus A380 aircraft of Deutsche Lufthansa (top) takes of passing …

London corruption trial of businessman Dahdaleh collapses

LONDON (Reuters) - The trial on corruption charges of businessman Victor Dahdaleh came to an abrupt halt on Tuesday when counsel for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) told a London court there was no longer a realistic prospect of a conviction.<p>Canadian billionaire Victor P. Dahdaleh waves as he leaves …

Prudential Targets $16 Billion in Cash for Four Years

Prudential Plc said it plans to generate at least 10 billion pounds ($16 billion) in cash in the four years through 2017, raising speculation the …