*FTSE 100 closes up 0.3 percent at 5,825.81 points. *Traders say technical levels favouring FTSE at present. *Intl Airlines Group and ARM top FTSE 100 leaderboard By Sudip Kar-Gupta.
*Telefonica to list German unit around end of month. *Telefonica smallest player in Germany, room to grow. MADRID/ FRANKFURT, Oct 3- Telefonica SA started the sale of up to 20 percent of its O2-branded German unit, hoping to raise up to 1.5 billion euros from a share offering designed to help cut the Spanish group's huge debts.
LONDON, Oct 2- Britain's mobile operators have put aside their hostilities and agreed to accelerate the roll-out of super fast broadband to prevent Britain from falling further behind in the race for connectivity.
LONDON, Oct 2- Mobile operators in Britain will be able to roll out 4 G services to the vast majority of the country in the first half of next year, or six months earlier than previously estimated, the government said on Tuesday. A statement from Culture Secretary Maria Miller after a meeting with mobile operators said the move was aimed at spurring growth.
By Foo Yun Chee and Leila Abboud BRUSSELS, Oct 2- Vodafone and KPN. Earlier on Tuesday, EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia questioned whether Hutchison could offer sufficient concessions to ease his concerns about the proposed takeover, raising the spectre of a veto.
LONDON, Oct 2- Britain's mobile operators will be urged to put aside hostilities in order to accelerate the roll-out of superfast broadband at a meeting with the regulator and the government later on Tuesday. O2, owned by Telefonica, and Vodafone, both protested against Ofcom giving EE what they said was an unfair head start in 4 G.
By Arno Schuetze and Harro Ten Wolde. FRANKFURT, Oct 2- A first call for bids for the German cell phone towers of Dutch telecoms group KPN has drawn offers from strategic and financial investors, three people familiar with the process said. as well as French television network operator TDF Group and Antin Infrastructure Partners are still in the race.
NEW DELHI, Oct 1- India could amend controversial rules on tax avoidance within 20 days, the finance minister said on Monday, potentially ending months of uncertainty after the prime minister ordered a panel to clarify the tax proposals that had hurt investor confidence. In a move seen as targeting Vodafone, India passed a law in May to seek taxes from such deals.
NEW DELHI, Oct 1- India will set final rules on tax anti-avoidance within 20 days after considering recommendations made by a government panel, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Monday.
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