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BT and Telefonica in 'preliminary' talks over O2 deal
Telecoms giant BT is in talks with Telefonica about buying the O2 mobile network from the Spanish firm. "All discussions are at a highly preliminary stage and there can be no certainty that any transaction will occur," said BT.
BT Says It Is in Talks to Acquire O2  
Four reasons BT should buy 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.
Stryker Corp. (SYK) is examining a bid for $16-billion medical-device manufacturer Smith & Nephew Plc (SN/) as a standstill period that prevents it from making an offer nears its end, people with knowledge of the matter said.
The Bank of England has published terms of reference for a review into a systems outage last month which saw UK borrowers unable to access mortgages.
The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by $40bn, its finance minister has said.
(Reuters) - Oil and gas services firm Petrofac Ltd's (PFC.L) net profit estimate for 2015 fell far short of its goal, wiping out more than 1 billion pounds ($1.56 billion) of its market value.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 6.25% 2,199.72M
TALK Talktalk Telecom Group PLC 6.05% 2,861.08M
FLG Friends Life Group Ltd 5.58% 5,183.37M
POLY Polymetal International PLC 3.62% 2,415.80M
BT.A BT Group plc 3.61% 32,080.28M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,143.20M
PFC Petrofac Limited -26.03% 3,060.36M
FGP FirstGroup plc -9.27% 1,309.58M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -6.20% 1,236.14M
AV Aviva plc -5.32% 15,042.26M
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