When Mark Wilson was hired to run Aviva after a shareholder revolt over executive pay and poor performance forced out his predecessor, the insurance group was looking vulnerable to a low-ball takeover bid.
MILAN Nov 23 (Reuters) - Italy's biggest retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo is considering making a bid for Coutts, the wealth management arm of Royal Bank of Scotland, the Financial Times said on Sunday.
image LONDON: The OPEC oil producers cartel will hold one of its toughest and most significant meetings in recent years as, faced with sliding prices, its members must contemplate whether to cut output.
LONDON: Britain's public finances improved slightly in October but finance minister George Osborne is still unlikely to meet his budget goals before next year's general election.
European corporate bonds have benefited from speculation the European Central Bank may buy paper. Bloomberg News. By. Richard Barley.