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Four reasons BT should buy O2
BT confirmed on Monday morning that it is in talks to buy O2, the mobile operator it span off in 2001. According to reports from Spain, Telefonica, O2's current owner, would get a 20pc stake in BT in return.
BT and Telefonica in 'preliminary' talks over O2 sale  
BT shares jump on 'preliminary talks' with Telefonica over sale of O2  
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Top stories

A man walks past an AVIVA logo outside the company's head office in the city of London March 5, 2009. Credit: Reuters/Stephen Hird.
The Bank of England has announced that big-four auditor Deloitte will conduct the review into the glitch that saw UK payment systems go down for 10 hours last month.
Russia stands to lose as much as $140 billion a year as a result of lower oil prices and U.S. and European sanctions, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said, underlining the risks of a prolonged stalemate over Ukraine.
The tumbling price of oil sparked a profit warning at oil services firm Petrofac today wiping a quarter off the company's value.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has apologised for giving incorrect evidence to the Treasury Committee investigating the actions of its Global Restructuring Group (GRG).

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 6.25% 2,199.72M
TALK Talktalk Telecom Group PLC 6.00% 2,859.65M
FLG Friends Life Group Ltd 4.61% 5,135.54M
POLY Polymetal International PLC 3.88% 2,421.82M
SN Smith & Nephew plc 3.74% 10,131.40M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,143.20M
PFC Petrofac Limited -25.34% 3,088.81M
FGP FirstGroup plc -8.11% 1,326.28M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -6.20% 1,236.14M
AV Aviva plc -5.45% 15,021.04M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more