The Times 09/03 - Vox Markets | Vox Markets

The Times 09/03

Jaguar Land Rover’s outgoing boss has accused Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion of “doing wrong in many areas” by highlighting problems but offering no solutions to climate change.

Prudential (PRU) is set to reveal plans for a partial float or sale of its American insurance business as an activist investor circles.

A fierce argument over the future of FTSE 250 investment trust Pollen Street Secured Lending intensified this weekend after the board was accused of “outrageous” behaviour for failing to look after shareholders’ interests.

Hedge funds and private equity firms have been circling M&C Saatchi (SAA) as the embattled advertising agency continues to suffer in the wake of an accounting scandal and the departure of a clutch of directors, including its co-founder.

Disgraced fund manager Neil Woodford is plotting an audacious comeback by persuading wealthy British investors to buy back some of his old biotech holdings.

Human guinea pigs in a London lab are to be given a form of the killer virus as the search for a lucrative jab hots up. Cathal Friel, executive chairman of Hvivo’s parent company, Open Orphan plc (ORPH), said it placed the company at the “forefront of the fight against the outbreak”.

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