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Brian Bollen

Brian Bollen has written on international institutional finance, from corporate and M&A to the back-office functions of custody and settlement. He cut his teeth on a FT newsletter covering the international syndicated loan and capital markets and edited FT Mergers & Acquisitions International.

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Standard Life and Aberdeen unveil plans to cut 800 jobs

Standard Life and Aberdeen are limbering up to cut approximately 800 roles from the total global headcount of the combined group as at 31 December 2016.

Brian Bollen14:09, 10 May 2017
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Outlook for international M&A strong says global firm EY

The outlook for international mergers and acquisitions activity is strong for reasons ranging from economic growth to strategic Chinese internationalisation.

Brian Bollen10:20, 9 May 2017
Macron victory
Macron victory signals stability – for now

Success for Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen in the second round of France's presidential election signals stability, for now, according to Kenneth Orchard, global fixed income portfolio manager at T Rowe Price, a US global asset management firm.

Brian Bollen07:43, 8 May 2017
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International bond market association selects new chairman

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has a new chairman and new board members. They were voted in by members of the global trade association for cross-border bond markets at its annual general meeting in Luxembourg this week.

Brian Bollen15:44, 6 May 2017
Oil price fall
Oil price fall may hit oil companies but lift consumers

The sharp fall in the price of Brent Crude yesterday to less than US$48 a barrel exaggerates the pattern of the last few weeks. The price of this key industry benchmark

Brian Bollen11:03, 5 May 2017
Biggest French banks
Biggest French banks report positive first quarter figures

France's two biggest banks have this week unveiled figures that suggest their underlying business is fundamentally sound, even as concerns grow about the potential impact the result of the French election could have on the sector in the country.

Brian Bollen16:16, 4 May 2017
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Next struggles on high street but boosts online sales

The latest chapter in the growing tale of woe that is UK retailing tells how Next shares lost 6% as investors reacted to disappointing results. This echoes the Sainsbury's experience earlier this week. As reported earlier, total sales at Next fell by 2.5% in the first three months of the year and the top end of its profit forecast has been cut to £740m from £780m.

Brian Bollen12:37, 4 May 2017
Engraving depicting Amsterdam Stock Exchange
Major milestones on way to modern stock markets

Setting out to map the major milestones affecting the development of stock markets since the start of the 17th century is to go on a rollercoaster ride through history.

Brian Bollen07:12, 4 May 2017

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