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ISIS report spotlights labour standards at ICT companies

While information and communication technology companies have high standards in dealing with environmental issues their tackling of labour standards lags significantly behind according to ISIS Asset Management.

The report into the management of social and environmental issues in the supply and disposal chains of ICT companies analysed 11 companies including Canon, Dell, Nokia and Phillips.

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MFS brings over US fund manager for roadshows

MFS International UK is to hold roadshows across the UK for intermediaries, focusing on its US growth equity and US market prospects funds. The seminars, lasting around an hour, will be held in Newmarket, Birmingham, Manchester, Harrogate, Bristol, Bournemouth and London between January 13 and 16. MFS International UK, a subsidiary of Boston-based MFS Investment […]

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1% cap forces Widows to scrap commission on low premiums

Scottish Widows says the stakeholder charge cap has forced it to axe commission for some group pension business. It will no longer pay commission on new group personal pensions, occupational money-purchase and stakeholder schemes where there is no employer contribution or where the average premium per member is £100 or less a month. It will […]

Where next for the price of oil?

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