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Standard Life, Scotland’s largest insurer, agreed to acquire Aberdeen Asset Management for about £3.8bn, a deal which would create one of Europe’s biggest fund managers. Their stock soared. ...

Australian shares advanced on Wednesday, as a tumbling greenback sent mining and oil stocks into positive territory. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.57 per cent, or 32.289 points, higher at 5,653.2 at the close of trade. The benchmark fell 0.7 ...