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  • NEW YORK, April 29- A major funds company is putting directors on notice: if you adopt poison pill anti-takeover measures without shareholder approval, you will be blacklisted. Since October, Dimensional Fund Advisors, the eighth largest U.S. mutual fund firm with $398 billion in assets, has been sending warning letters to companies whose stock it owns and who...

  • *Manulife expects deal to be accretive to EPS in 2017. Manulife expects the agreement to be accretive to core earnings per share in 2017 and the initial payment is expected to reduce Manulife's regulatory capital ratio by 10 points. Aviva was among the players competing for the new partnership that also included AIA Group Ltd and Prudential plc.

  • Analysts on average had expected Manulife to earn 41 Canadian cents a share. Manulife shares fell 4 percent to C $20.95 in Toronto following the results. The experience factors, as they're referred to in the insurance industry, consisted mainly of increased claims, particularly dental claims in Canada and long-term care claims in the United States, said Steve...

  • Wal-Mart helps lift Dow industrials to record finish Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:34 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 29, 2014.

    Stocks rose on Thursday, with benchmarks not far from all-time highs.

  • Stocks end little moved near records; utilities hit Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
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    Stocks fell Wednesday as investors mulled the slowdown in Europe and earnings from retailers.

  • Stocks little moved, with S&P 500 and Dow at records Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:16 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks ended near highs on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P each edging up to a record close.

  • Citi picks AIA for Asia distribution deal Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:34 PM ET

    Citigroup has picked AIA as its partner in a deal that allows the insurer's products to be sold through the U.S. bank's network. The FT reports.

  • Manulife Financial: Asia prefers liquidity Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 7:44 PM ET
    Manulife Financial: Asia prefers liquidity

    Robert Cook, President and CEO, Asia at Manulife Financial describes the "barbelling" approach that most Asian retail investors take when managing risk.

  • ECB Seen Joining Central Banks With Rate Cuts Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 8:46 PM ET

    With reassurances that the Fed will keep on easing, markets turn their attention to the European Central Bank Thursday, hoping for a rate cut.

  • Why Now Is the Time to Buy Long-Term Care Insurance Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
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    Long-term care insurance providers are hurting, and they are dreaming up new ways to share their pain with consumers. Here's how to cope.

  • Locked Down: Boston Funds Industry Works from Home Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:29 PM ET
    This was the scene on Federal Street in the Financial District.

    The streets of Boston's financial district, usually bustling, were empty on Friday as a virtual lockdown for a police manhunt disrupted the largest center for U.S. mutual funds and affected trading across markets.

  • *Debt crises in Europe and U.S. could hit markets. With debt crises in Europe and the United States pressuring stocks and threatening another severe market downturn, analysts say one or more of the insurers could cut profit targets when they start reporting results on Wednesday.

  • Manulife says Hurricane Sandy exposure is 'manageable' Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 9:33 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 30- Manulife Financial, one of North America's largest insurers, said its exposure to Hurricane Sandy was manageable and within its risk tolerance. Intact Financial, which is Canada's largest property& casualty insurer, said it has no exposure to the hurricane as it does not have any U.S. operations.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to consider two appeals in a case weighing the ability of tens of millions of Americans to bring lawsuits over their retirement plans.

  • *TD Securities raises Sun Life Financial price target to C $28 from. *TD Securities raises Manulife Financial price target to C $15 from. *TD Securities raises Industrial Alliance price target to C $28 from.

  • *ING's first deal in Asia asset sell-off. HONG KONG/ AMSTERDAM, Oct 11- Pan Asian insurer AIA Group Ltd has agreed to buy ING's Malaysian insurance operations for $1.73 billion in cash, handing the Dutch financial services firm its first deal in a nine-month drive to sell off Asian assets.

  • *ING's first deal in Asia asset sell-off. HONG KONG/ AMSTERDAM, Oct 11- Pan Asian insurer AIA Group Ltd has agreed to buy ING's Malaysian insurance operations for $1.73 billion in cash, handing the Dutch financial services firm its first deal in a nine-month drive to sell off Asian assets.

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 11- ING said it has agreed to sell its Malaysian insurance unit to pan-Asian insurer AIA Group Ltd for 1.3 billion euros in cash, kicking off the Dutch group's long-awaited divestment of Asian assets.

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 11- ING said it has agreed to sell its Malaysian insurance unit to pan-Asian insurer AIA Group Ltd for 1.3 billion euros in cash, kicking off the Dutch group's long-awaited divestment of Asian assets.

  • HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, Oct 10- Pan-Asian insurer AIA Group Ltd has agreed to buy ING's Malaysian insurance unit and is expected to pay $1.5 billion to $1.7 billion, handing the Dutch financial services firm its first deal in a nine-month drive to sell off Asian assets.