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Shanghai 2,532.88 +46.09 (1.85%)
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EURO STOXX 50 3,220.37 +26.15 (0.82%)
CAC 40 4,377.59 +30.36 (0.70%)
S&P TSX 15,111.46 0.00 (0.00%)
S&P/ASX 200 5,361.80 +57.50 (1.08%)
BSE Sensex 28,499.54 +164.91 (0.58%)
TA25 1,447.36 +1.49 (0.10%)
KOSPI 1,978.54 +13.70 (0.70%)
SMI 9,075.33 -5.22 (-0.06%)
ATX 2,284.05 +6.41 (0.28%)
IBOVESPA 56,139.61 +55.57 (0.10%)
SET 1,590.14 +10.94 (0.69%)
BIST100 82,875.03 -406.77 (-0.49%)
IBEX 10,673.60 +152.80 (1.45%)
WIG 53,274.71 +58.84 (0.11%)
TASI 9,404.76 -110.88 (-1.17%)
MERVAL 8,948.26 +206.59 (2.36%)

Currencies

GBP/USD 1.5682 +0.0037 (0.23%)
GBP/EUR 1.2631 -0.0015 (-0.12%)
GBP/JPY 185.4837 +1.2110 (0.66%)
GBP/HKD 12.1622 +0.0259 (0.21%)
GBP/CNY 9.6314 +0.0489 (0.51%)
GBP/AUD 1.8173 +0.0149 (0.83%)
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 In Talks To Buy Back Mobile Operator 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

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.
LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets ground their way higher on Monday after a frenetic round of activity at central banks in Asia and Europe showed they are willing to do more to support economic growth and higher inflation.
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
BXP Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited 6.31% 24,045.14M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 6.25% 2,199.72M
TALK Talktalk Telecom Group PLC 4.84% 2,828.23M
FLG Friends Life Group Ltd 4.37% 5,124.06M
POLY Polymetal International PLC 3.88% 2,421.82M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,143.20M
PFC Petrofac Limited -24.64% 3,117.60M
FGP FirstGroup plc -9.58% 1,305.10M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -6.20% 1,236.14M
LAD Ladbrokes PLC -5.67% 1,041.93M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more