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Scale back it did, which probably explains why Prudential Annuities was the top seller of variable annuities (VAs) in 2012.
The Labour cabinet member responsible for the unit, Coun Tahir Ali (Nechells), said the decision to scale back the business had been the ''most difficult of his career''.
As part of the measures, which were announced by CEO Michael Corbat on Wednesday, the group also plans to sell or scale back its consumer operations in Pakistan, Paraguay, Romania and Uruguay and slash more than 11,000 jobs globally.
Individually, people can scale back a long way, depending on where they start, from eating out to eating in, from steak to hamburger, bologna to beans, three meals to two, to the food pantry, food stamps, the dumpster behind the supermarket.
Slovenia's biggest bank, is planning to scale back operations in a number of European countries, including Bulgaria, according to reports.
The scale back was necessary to ensure that Sumitomo does not acquire more than 20pc in aggregate of the issued shares in Nufarm in accordance with the terms of the offer.
It is feared the Chancellor plans to further scale back the qualifying amount, following already deep cuts to EPR, which hit landlords sitting on property left empty during the slump.
The Newport Plain Talk - Will scale back to Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays after this Thursday's edition.
US Department of Defense (DOD) may scale back Future Combat System.
Health chiefs said in May that they wanted to scale back emergency and other hospital services.
is set to have more room to develop its own ready-to-drink (RTD) tea brands in the United States after the company said it would scale back Beverage Partners Worldwide, its venture with Nestle.
During the opening months of his administration, Villaraigosa persuaded the neighboring cities to drop their suits by agreeing to scale back the project further to about $4 billion and capping annual traffic at 79.