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Bupa appoints new non-exec director

Bupa has appointed a new non-executive director with Robert Walther taking up the role from May 1.
Walther, 60, is currently chairman of the Fleming Claverhouse, Fidelity European Values and a non-executive director of Nationwide Building Society.
He is also a previous chief executive of Clerical Medical Investment Group and a member of the Halifax executive committee.
Bupa chairman Bryan Sanderson says: “We are delighted to welcome a non-executive director of Mr Walther&#39s calibre. His experience in the financial services sector will be invaluable to BUPA.”


Billy the kidder

Filing expenses is always a stressful experience and never more so than for ABI press officer Emma Quantrill who suffered from the surreptitious prurience of her cabbie. Getting out of a cab from the House of Commons to the ABI&#39s City HQ, Emma shoved her receipt into her purse, where it remained until she filled […]

Investment edge

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Independent view

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Forecasts for 2004 are raised as markets rebound

Rightmove was the most upbeat of the house price indices in March, showing a 2.9 per cent increase compared with 2.1 per cent in February. It says annual house price inflation rose to 11.9 per cent in March from 10 per cent in February, putting the average asking price at £179,570. Commercial director Miles Shipside […]


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