GLOBAL - Have you missed the biggest stories in pensions this week? Find out below, as we list the top 10 most popular stories on www.globalpensions.com over the past seven.
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JAPAN - Mercer is considering launching its implemented consulting service in the Japanese institutional market.
UK/CANADA/US - The Court of Appeal today heard the final day of argument in the case between the administrators of Nortel and Lehmans and the UK Pensions Regulator.
China is considering launching a new retirement savings programme similar to US 401k plans, the country's state media has reported.
GLOBAL - Introducing environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into an investor's stock selection process has no negative impact and is more likely to lead to outperformance over the longer term, research suggests.
US - Institutional hires in alternative investments and real estate increased in the first two quarters of 2011 at the expense of domestic active equity and fixed income, new research shows.
US - Northern Trust has completed its acquisition of hedge fund administrator Omnium from Chicago-based Citadel.
AUSTRALIA - The Superannuation industry is set to standardise the way it discloses investment risk under new guidelines announced yesterday.
US - Pacific Life Insurance Company has acquired JPMorgan Chase's Pension Advisory Group for an undisclosed sum.
US - President Barack Obama has announced a deal to end the US debt crisis, which will raise the nation's debt ceiling by at least $2.1trn and cut the federal deficit by as much as $2.5trn over a decade.
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This week's top stories included a Freedom of Information request revealing more than 100,000 savers could face six-figure tax bills as a result of GMP equalisation.
The Pearson Pension Plan has entered into a £500m pensioner buy-in with Legal & General (L&G) in the insurer's first deal of 2019.