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GBP/USD 1.5681 +0.0036 (0.23%)
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BT shares jump on 'preliminary talks' with Telefonica over sale of O2
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 and Telefonica in 'preliminary' talks over O2 sale  
BT in talks with Telef�nica to buy O2 in plan for EU-wide mobile alliance  
Market Chart
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Top stories

LONDON - Shares of the British insurer Aviva declined nearly 5 percent in early trading on Monday after it reached a preliminary agreement to acquire its rival Friends Life Group in an all-share deal worth about 5.6 billion pounds, or about $8.8 billion.
US business outlook in October, meaning its optimism regarding future business activity, has fallen to its lowest level since 2009, says a new report issued by Markit Economics.
The so-called �Draghi effect� sent dealers diving into Spanish and Italian bond markets as speculation over a full-blown money-printing programme in the euro zone intensified on Monday.
Fortnum & Mason has reported a surge in profits, buoyed by new outlets and demand for its hampers and caddies of loose-leaf tea.
(Noon): Shares in Petrofac fell by nearly a quarter after the oil and gas services firm issued a profits warning, due to lower oil prices and problems with a project in the Shetland Islands.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 6.25% 2,199.72M
TALK Talktalk Telecom Group PLC 5.84% 2,855.35M
FLG Friends Life Group Ltd 4.16% 5,113.85M
POLY Polymetal International PLC 3.97% 2,423.92M
BT.A BT Group plc 3.20% 31,955.61M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,143.20M
PFC Petrofac Limited -24.90% 3,107.19M
FGP FirstGroup plc -10.35% 1,293.92M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -6.20% 1,236.14M
LAD Ladbrokes PLC -5.99% 1,038.39M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more