Conservative efforts to fight the election on a platform of economic recovery were dealt a blow yesterday as official figures threw fresh light on the UK's �unprecedented� productivity malaise.
Richard Woolnough, who manages M&G's �16bn Optimal Income fund, last year Richard Woolnough, who manages M&G's �16bn Optimal Income fund, last year scooped �17.5m from insurance giant Prudential.
The second challenger bank in a month to float on the stock market got off to a flying start yesterday. Shawbrook, the SME lender backed by Pollen Street Capital, the former RBS private-equity arm, raised �90m as part of a share placing at 290p a share.
The City appeared to forgive online retailer Asos's three profit warnings last year, as shares closed up at a 10-month high yesterday.
Wind output has jumped 16 per cent year on year and now provides more than enough to power all of Scotland's homes, according to WWF Scotland.