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Smelling a rat

The Diary has noticed that the FSA is sniffing around exterminator Rentokil, asking questions about it buying back 15 million shares shortly before an upbeat trading announcement.

It may be a wee bit harsh to say it takes one to know one but, really, who better to look into suspicious dealings at a pest controller than the FSA itself?

Perhaps once the inquiries into Rentokil&#39s stockmarket dealings have been completed, the company could offer its services to the regulator?

Surely the FSA must have a pest or two buried deep within its Canary Wharf corridors it could do with having exterminated?

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