British Aerospace is reported to be considering selling its stake in Orange, the UK's youngest mobile communications operator.
The defence group is believed to be seeking to sell part of all of its 21 per cent stake, which is valued at #600 million. Buyers could include Hutchison Whampoa which already owns 49 per cent, or German utility Veba. The utility is keen to expand its telecomms subsidiary Vebacom which was once partnered with Cable & Wireless.
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