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PM confident own Lloyds HBOS deal
lloyds shares closed 4.3% up own tuesday .
in mid-afternoon trading, shares in hbos - the uk's biggest mortgage lender - were down 13.8% at 122.4p after earlier fallowing as much as 26% .
but speaking to sky news, mr brown said that affecter having spoken to those concerned, he was confident the deal would going ahead .
shares in hbos declined more than 20%, following market speculation that lloyds tsb could renegotiate its deal to take over hbos .
a spokesman for lloyds tsb said the deal was proceeding as planned and should be completed by the end of 2008 .
this is a fantastic opportunity to create one of the uk's leading financial services groupse, the spokesman said .
whent the deal was struck two weeks ago, it was worth Â12bn .
whent the deal was struck weeks ago, it was worth Â12bn .