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Equitable execs receive copies of report before publication

Senior executives at Equitable Life have received copies of the report ahead of its publication. Financial secretary Ruth Kelly said the serving directors had been given extracts of Lord Penrose&#39s report early to assist the Treasury &#39 with its public functions.&#39

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Best Doctors bidding to build UK business

US medical specialist database service Best Doctors is looking to gain a stronger foothold in the UK following the appointment of its first UK and Ireland general manager. Former Munich Re protection new business manager Peter Mannion has taken on the role and is looking to make the UK as prominent a territory for the […]

Is this the endgame for the current mergers & acquisitions boom?

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