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Nov 24 - Markets closed

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GBP/USD 1.5712 +0.0067 (0.43%)
GBP/EUR 1.2629 -0.0017 (-0.13%)
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GBP/AUD 1.8227 +0.0204 (1.13%)
BT lines up O2 and EE in quest for British telecoms supremacy
LONDON/MADRID Nov 24 (Reuters) - Britain's BT Group has been approached by O2 owner Telefonica and the parents of O2's bigger rival EE to discuss competing multibillion-pound deals to create a powerhouse in fixed-line broadband, mobile and TV.
BT Says It Is in Talks to Acquire O2  
BT Provides Telefonica With Exit Strategy To Avoid Quad-Play Wars  
Market Chart
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Top stories

LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in insurer Aviva (AV.L) fell more than five percent on Monday reflecting uncertainty about the potential benefits of the company's 5.6 billion pound (8.79 billion US dollar) plan to merge with rival Friends Life (FLG.
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.
Applying stress is one way to test strength. At Petrofac , the cracks are just starting to show. Tumbling crude prices, down 30% since June, put pressure on the entire oil-field services sector.
Luxury retailer Fortnum and Mason said full-year profits more than doubled, boosted by growing demand for its hampers and teas. Sales rose by 14%, with profits reaching �3.8m in the year to July.

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
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more