EUROPE - An unexpectedly sharp rise in the price of oil could have implications for investment decisions, according to CDC IXIS Asset Management's latest published market analysis.
The European Commission's survey of industry confirms that business sentiment on inventories and foreign orders is positive.
Stock-building and foreign demand are therefore certain to contribute positively to growth.
This favourable trend could be undermined, however, if oil price pressures continue, said the CDC IXIS Asset Management’s analysis.
Concerning Germany, new manufacturing orders were rather disappointing in February, said the firm, but are consistent with the past trend in the business climate indicators.
They are also in line with CDC IXIS’s predicted scenario of a recovery in investment only in the second half of the year.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Labour MP Stephen Kinnock and will listen to the experiences of steelworkers when transferring their pensions away from the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) next week in Port Talbot.
Just Group has acquired a 75% stake in the holding company of Corinthian Pension Consulting in a bid to strengthen its professional defined benefit (DB) advisory services.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has exercised its production order power under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 for the very first time as part of a fraud investigation.
The ITN Limited Pension Scheme has named Trafalgar House as its administrator for an initial term of five years.