Sage share surge sets rumours running

As the FTSE nose-dived in the wake of the Northern Rock crisis, Sage's share price led the index on Monday with a 2.7% gain that set off a flurry of takeover rumours. John Stokdyk reports.

It may have been more a sign of the City's fevered atmosphere than a solid bid, but someone was investing heavily in the last remaining UK technology company in the FTSE 100.

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