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Aviva stuns insurers with Friends Life bid
Aviva came within striking distance last night of securing the biggest insurance takeover in 15 years. By offering nearly �5 billion to buy Friends Life, it promises to create Britain's biggest insurance, savings and asset management company.
UK Firms Aviva, Friends Life in $8.8B Merger Talks  
Aviva staff speak of their shock at the company's possible merger with Friends Life  
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Top stories

The pay-TV giant Sky has been hit by a revolt over pay as 55 per cent of independent shareholders failed to back the remuneration report.
LONDON: Britain's public finances improved slightly in October but finance minister George Osborne is still unlikely to meet his budget goals before next year's general election.
It wouldn't be the first time that a meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has taken place in an atmosphere of deep division, bordering on outright hatred.
Gum firms have been urged to cough up and help pay the multi-million bill to clean the nation's streets. Councils across the country say manufacturers should contribute to the estimated �60million cost to remove gum from pavements every year.
LONDON Nov 22 (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva plc is paying compensation and increasing the annual payouts of hundreds of customers after discovering staff sold inappropriate pensions, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
LMI Lonmin Plc 7.94% 1,100.55M
EVR EVRAZ plc 7.79% 2,248.60M
VED Vedanta Resources plc 7.71% 2,171.94M
MCRO Micro Focus International plc 5.94% 2,449.91M
TLW Tullow Oil plc 5.80% 4,595.08M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,130.13M
MGHC M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -6.25% 1,372.26M
TALK Talktalk Telecom Group PLC -3.72% 2,702.79M
GNK Greene King plc -2.23% 1,634.94M
MAB Mitchells & Butlers plc -1.83% 1,456.79M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more