UK - A £1bn share buy-back scheme by Diageo will benefit shareholders by returning them cash and by boosting the value of the company's remaining shares, says a leading consultant.
Diageo is making the buy-back after it received £2.26bn from the sale of Burger King.
The consultant said the disposal will enable Diageo to better focus on its core business activities, a move that will help its performance and share value.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers