WSJ City: Man Group Goes Back to Uni to Study Machine Learning, Barratt Boosted by Help to Buy

May 11, 2016 2:50 am ET Good morning from London. Here’s essential reading today from WSJ City:  Man Group is changing the focus of an Oxford University department it funds to machine learning. Shareholder discontent hits Shell. Investors have been urged to reject its pay plans later this month. City Talk: Barratt Developments sees strong market, Compass profit rises, Experian plans share buyback. Bank league tables can be a surprisingly thorny issue. Cut the right way, anyone can be number one. As Sadiq Khan becomes London’s new mayor, there’s another surprise winner: Tube bondholders. Whisper it quietly, but this summer might not be marked by a flare-up of the Greek crisis. Dividend yields appear to bolster the case for buying stocks now. But other metrics tell a different story. easyJet’s Carolyn McCall…


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