... * Posts first statutory pretax loss since 2005. * Also posts first underlying profit fall in a decade. * CEO sees no let up in tough trading conditions (Adds detail, CEO, CFO, analyst comment, shares).
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) laid out growth targets for its biggest businesses on Wednesday, hoping to convince investors that focussing on consumer health and vaccines would return the drugmaker to long-term growth.
(Adds executive, analyst comments, share activity). By Martinne Geller. LONDON May 6 (Reuters) - Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group reported a slight acceleration in revenue on Wednesday as consumer spending picked up in some markets.
Brussels launched its attempt to shake up the continent's digital businesses with a wide-ranging investigation into the role played by big internet platforms such as Facebook and Google.
The pound rebounded a day ahead of the UK election after data revealed Britain's huge service sector picked up speed in April, countering signs that the economy has been slowing of late.