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BT tantalises market receptive to rights issue, but blocks likely later

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British Telecommunications has declined to confirm press reports that it is planning a £2bn rights issue as part of its financing for the £12.5bn takeover of EE, the UK mobile phone group. However, the market barely flinched at the news, suggesting a deal, if it comes, will not be a challenge.

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