News Headline Summary

UK Gilts continue to underperform as market participants look forward to the Autumn statement from chancellor Osborne where he is expected to raise issuance by GBP 8bln and announce changes to corporate pension deficits

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- Also of note, the chancellor will use his Autumn Statement to open a review of the methods companies use to assess the financial health of retirement schemes after complaints by business that low interest rates are artificially pushing final salary pension funds deeper into the red.
- Under pressure from UK businesses, Mr Osborne will say he is willing to look at letting companies take a longer-term view of projected returns, industry and government officials say.

Print 08:34, 05 Dec 2012 - Market Analysis - Source: RANsquawk