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Aviva stuns insurers with Friends Life bid
Aviva came within striking distance last night of securing the biggest insurance takeover in 15 years. By offering nearly �5 billion to buy Friends Life, it promises to create Britain's biggest insurance, savings and asset management company.
UK Firms Aviva, Friends Life in $8.8B Merger Talks  
Aviva staff speak of their shock at the company's possible merger with Friends Life  
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Top stories

The pay-TV giant Sky has been hit by a revolt over pay as 55 per cent of independent shareholders failed to back the remuneration report.
It wouldn't be the first time that a meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has taken place in an atmosphere of deep division, bordering on outright hatred.
Britain's public finances improved slightly in October, official data showed yesterday, giving Chancellor George Osborne hope the budget might recover at a faster pace ahead of next year's general election.
Chewing gun companies have been told they must contribute to the �60million bill to remove gum from Britain's streets. The appeal is issued today by the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents almost 400 councils in England and Wales.
The value of all Britain's houses put together has reached more than �5 trillion for the first time - and Bristol's homeowners contributed to the milestone.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
LMI Lonmin Plc 7.94% 1,100.55M
EVR EVRAZ plc 7.79% 2,248.60M
VED Vedanta Resources plc 7.71% 2,171.94M
MCRO Micro Focus International plc 5.94% 2,449.91M
TLW Tullow Oil plc 5.80% 4,595.08M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,130.13M
MGHC M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -6.25% 1,372.26M
TALK Talktalk Telecom Group PLC -3.72% 2,702.79M
GNK Greene King plc -2.23% 1,634.94M
MAB Mitchells & Butlers plc -1.83% 1,456.79M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more