the business

Hosking, Patrick
March 2004
New Statesman;3/22/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4680, p32
Focuses on business news in Great Britain. Discussion of the Equitable Life scandal, in light of the Penrose report; Listing of the Chilean mining company, Antofagasta, on the London Stock Exchange; Success of former chancellor, Norman Lamont, as a non-executive director of fund manager, RAB Capital.


Related Articles

  • 'Parliamentary watchdog is best chance of redress'  // Money Marketing;5/27/2004, p24 

    Reports that Equitable Life is pressuring the British Parliamentary Ombudsman to investigate the Government Actuary's Department for regulatory maladministration of the financial services industry. Issue of whether regulators knew that Equitable's capital was diminishing to low levels; Need to...

  • BUSINESS & FINANCE. Kilborn, Robert; Nichols, Judy // Christian Science Monitor;12/11/2000, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p24 

    Offers a business news brief for December 11, 2000 about the financial difficulty of Equitable Life in England due to a July order from Parliament that it must pay bonuses on guaranteed annuity rate policies written decades ago when interest rates were high.

  • International policyholders hit by judgement. Hildrey, Simon; Gray, Simon // International Money Marketing;Mar2002, p7 

    Reports on the tentative step taken by Equitable Life toward recovery after winning approval from the High Court in London, England for the compromise deal redistributing benefits to with-profits policyholders. Benefit of the deal to the holders of Guaranteed Annuity Rate (GAR) policies; Intent...

  • INDEPENDENT VIEW. Lansdown, Stephen // Money Marketing;9/20/2001, p37 

    Comments on the government inquiry facing Equitable Life Assurance Company. Role of the government in the plight of Equitable; Independent financial advisers issue surrounding the Equitable case.

  • Equitable Life accuses IFAs of urging policyholders to quit. Duncan, Chris // Money Marketing;5/30/2002, p88 

    Reports that Equitable Life has attacked independent financial advisers (IFA) and the media for adding to its woes by encouraging policyholders to leave the life office firm. Remarks from Charles Bellringer, chief finance and investment officer of Equitable; Reaction of IFA on Bellringer's...

  • Equitable deals a new blow to policyholders with harsher penalties. Stones, John // Money Marketing;7/4/2002, p2 

    Reports on the decision of Equitable Life to reduce its insurance maturity and values in response to the decline in stock market performance. Reason for the move; Significance of the move to the company.

  • U.K. Equitable Puts Itself Up For Sale. Howard, Lisa S. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;8/14/2000, Vol. 104 Issue 33, p30 

    Reports that the Equitable Life Assurance Society has been forced to put itself for sale following a British court judgment requiring it to honor policies containing guaranteed annuity rates. Cost to the company of honoring the contracts; Remarks from Nigel Webb, spokesman for Equitable; Value...

  • Shaping Denver's skyline. Titus, Stephen // ColoradoBiz;Jan2003, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p56 

    Recalls significant developments related to business establishments in Denver, Colorado. Development of the Equitable Life Assurance building during 1892; Location of the 23-floor Mile High Center; Visions of old Union Station.

  • A short-sighted business tactic is no way ahead. Mazur, Laura // Marketing (00253650);7/22/1999, p18 

    Criticizes the short-sighted marketing decisions of certain companies in Great Britain. Efforts of mutual insurer Equitable Life to get legal backing to wriggle out of a compromise to pay its customers rates of 11% or above; Volvo's admission that it operated a price-fixing cartel in Great...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics