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Tesco scraps profit outlook as accounting black hole deepens
LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco (TSCO.L) reported a bigger than expected hole in its accounts on Thursday after finding mistakes in booking income had gone back further than initially thought, forcing Britain's biggest grocer to scrap its full-year profit outlook.
Tesco reports 92pc fall in profits  
Tesco's woes drag down FTSE 100  
Market Chart
6,357.56 -42.17 (-0.66%)
15,079.75 -90.31 (-0.60%)
3,403.23 -21.55 (-0.63%)
3,109.57 -13.33 (-0.43%)

Top stories

Tesco's woes may be bad news for anyone who owns its shares, but they should mean cheaper food for households when the supermarket uses its firepower to launch a full-blooded price war against the German discounters, Lidl and Aldi.
PHARMA giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is considering floating its HIV drugs business in a move that would see Viiv Healthcare among the top 40 companies in the FTSE 100 with a market valuation of up to �17bn.
LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group's aborted attempt to sell hundreds of branches to the Co-operative Bank was not influenced by politicians, a committee of lawmakers said on Wednesday.
Shares in Foxtons tumbled 17 per cent on Thursday after the London-focused estate agent warned that its 2014 earnings would fall below last year because of �a sharp and recent slowing of volumes in [the] London property sales market�.
The UK's older workforce should be better utilised for the benefit of the country and their own financial well-being, a report being launched today by the Prince of Wales suggests.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 6.25% 1,961.20M
MGHI M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC 6.09% 1,294.48M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC 3.28% 1,387.54M
BME B&M European Value Retail SA 2.33% 2,507.04M
DNLM Dunelm Group plc 2.31% 1,698.01M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,077.18M
MGHC M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -9.68% 1,294.48M
MYIB Murray International Trust plc -7.25% 1,346.92M
TSCO Tesco PLC -4.54% 14,190.86M
ULVR Unilever plc -3.04% 71,178.43M
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