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Shanghai 2,532.88 +46.09 (1.85%)
S&P 500 2,063.50 +10.75 (0.52%)
Nikkei 225 17,357.51 +56.65 (0.33%)
Hang Seng Index 23,893.14 +456.02 (1.95%)
TSEC 9,122.33 +30.80 (0.34%)
EURO STOXX 50 3,220.12 +25.90 (0.81%)
CAC 40 4,376.81 +29.58 (0.68%)
S&P TSX 15,111.46 +36.28 (0.24%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,361.80 +57.50 (1.08%)
BSE Sensex 28,499.54 +164.91 (0.58%)
TA25 1,446.41 +0.54 (0.04%)
KOSPI 1,978.54 +13.70 (0.70%)
SMI 9,076.57 -3.98 (-0.04%)
ATX 2,283.63 +5.99 (0.26%)
IBOVESPA 56,172.65 +88.61 (0.16%)
SET 1,590.14 +10.94 (0.69%)
BIST100 82,838.33 -443.47 (-0.53%)
IBEX 10,662.50 +141.70 (1.35%)
WIG 53,241.17 +25.30 (0.05%)
TASI 9,404.76 -110.88 (-1.17%)
MERVAL 8,948.26 +206.59 (2.36%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5680 +0.0035 (0.22%)
GBP/EUR 1.2637 -0.0009 (-0.07%)
GBP/JPY 185.4861 +1.2135 (0.66%)
GBP/HKD 12.1621 +0.0258 (0.21%)
GBP/CNY 9.6037 +0.0212 (0.22%)
GBP/AUD 1.8177 +0.0153 (0.85%)
BT shares jump on 'preliminary talks' with Telefonica over O2 sale
BT has set the City alight as it revealed that it is in talks over a takeover of either mobile rival O2 or EE in a deal worth as much as �10 billion.
BT Confirms Early Talks On Buying Back O2  
BT in talks with Telef�nica to buy O2 in plan for EU-wide mobile alliance  
Market Chart
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Top stories

Anti-Putin protests in Brisbane, Australia. The Russian leader has defended his stance over Ukraine. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Getty Images.
The Markit UK Business Outlook for October was still strong, but was lower than at any time during the last 12 months. Compared to the summer, expectations of future business activity levels, capital expenditure, profits and prices have all fallen.
Investors rushed to sell Aviva shares today as they questioned the upside of its planned �5.6 billion takeover of rival Friends Life.
Monday 11:45GMT. Europe's equities markets are moving higher, building on a muted start to trade after German confidence data unexpectedly rose.
The supermarket price war may have spelled good news for shoppers, but food producers are paying the price, an accountancy firm warned today.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BXP Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited 6.31% 24,045.14M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 6.25% 2,199.72M
FLG Friends Life Group Ltd 4.47% 5,128.65M
TALK Talktalk Telecom Group PLC 4.35% 2,815.24M
POLY Polymetal International PLC 4.15% 2,428.13M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,143.20M
PFC Petrofac Limited -25.25% 3,092.70M
FGP FirstGroup plc -9.35% 1,308.38M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -6.20% 1,236.14M
LAD Ladbrokes PLC -5.49% 1,043.90M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more