Vodafone says in early talks with Liberty Global; Mobile payments booming in UK

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> Vodafone confirmed it is in the early stages of discussions with Liberty Global, but said it is not in talks concerning a combination of the two companies. Release

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> Visa Europe predicted the UK mobile payments market will grow to an estimated £1.2 billion (€1.6 billion/$1.8 billion) per week by 2020. Report

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