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LONDON (Reuters) - British investment managers slashed their equity holdings in August and bumped up their bets on bonds as heightened global tensions prompted a move away from risky assets, a poll showed.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - McDonald's said on Friday that a total of 12 of its branches in Russia had been temporarily closed over the state food safety regulator's allegations of sanitary violations.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Julius Baer shares rose by more than 2 percent on Friday after a Swiss finance blog said the private bank could eventually become a takeover target for larger rival Credit Suisse .
(Reuters) - Chesnara Plc , an insurance-focused takeover specialist, reported a 26 percent rise in pretax profit, helped by growth in its Swedish open life insurance business.
(Reuters) - Commercial laundry company Berendsen Plc reported an 8 percent rise in first-half profit, helped by an increase in operating margins at its core Workwear and Facility businesses.