BT in talks to buy O2 or EE businesses

UK telecoms group reveals talks over potential acquisition

Juncker to unveil €315bn EU programme

Seed money will include €16bn from the EU budget

World’s most advanced spyware let loose

Symantec says ‘Regin’ probably run by western intelligence

Regional elections deliver Renzi warning

Turnout slumps across Italy but support for Northern League surges

US oil imports from Opec at 30-year low

Domestic production at 9m b/d, its highest since the 1980s

King Carlsen retains world chess crown

Norwegian beats Anand with game to spare

Samsung eyes management shake-up

Founding family looks to cement control over S Korean business empire

Goldman leads $15m big data investment

Lender is largest investor in financial analytics start-up Kensho

World Bank warns of climate perils

Governments must tackle threat of man-made change, says president

Portugal’s ex-PM faces further questioning

Sócrates caught up in tax fraud investigation

Intesa considers bid for UK’s Coutts

Italian bank plans acquisitions to deploy €16bn of excess capital

Comment and Analysis

S&P 500 on verge of beating 2013 streak

Falling energy prices and China policy changes help spur stocks

Bolt-hole for big chunks of nervous money

The City of London office market has offered investors a pretty rough ride, says John Plender

Telecoms struggle with content strategies

Companies compete for programming and push up prices, writes Jonathan Ford

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