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Four reasons BT should buy O2
BT confirmed on Monday morning that it is in talks to buy O2, the mobile operator it span off in 2001. According to reports from Spain, Telefonica, O2's current owner, would get a 20pc stake in BT in return.
BT and Telefonica in 'preliminary' talks over O2 sale  
BT shares jump on 'preliminary talks' with Telefonica over sale of O2  
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Top stories

The industry has reacted with confusion and concern to Aviva's intention to takeover smaller rival Friends Life, with fears a merged insurer will mean worse customer service and less competition.
The Bank of England has announced that big-four auditor Deloitte will conduct the review into the glitch that saw UK payment systems go down for 10 hours last month.
MOSCOW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Lower oil prices and Western financial sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis will cost Russia around $130-140 billion a year - equivalent to around 7 percent of its economy - Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday.
Shares in the UK medical device manufacturer surged nearly 10 per cent on Monday on a Bloomberg report that the US surgical implant maker Stryker was considering an offer.
The tumbling price of oil sparked a profit warning at oil services firm Petrofac today wiping a quarter off the company's value.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
TALK Talktalk Telecom Group PLC 6.97% 2,885.91M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 6.25% 2,199.72M
FLG Friends Life Group Ltd 4.43% 5,126.89M
SN Smith & Nephew plc 4.40% 10,196.68M
POLY Polymetal International PLC 4.24% 2,430.24M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,143.20M
PFC Petrofac Limited -25.40% 3,086.38M
FGP FirstGroup plc -10.02% 1,298.74M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -6.20% 1,236.14M
AV Aviva plc -5.47% 15,018.09M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more