LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index turned lower on Tuesday, hindered by a drop in tobacco companies, but was still headed for its best quarterly gain since 2013, underpinned by a rally in Kingfisher after its trading update.
The UK economy grew more strongly than previously thought last year according to revised official figures showing gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.8%.
More Brits putting down deposits to plonk themselves on its sun loungers this summer, as well as stronger bookings from European holiday-makers, saw travel agent Thomas Cook today predict a sunnier year.
The euro is seen clocking up its biggest quarterly decline at the end of March since its launch in 1999�and could fall even further over the coming months.
Consumer confidence is continuing its upward trend with it hitting its highest level in nearly 13 years during March. GfK's UK Consumer Confidence Index increased three points this month to 4 with all five measures used to calculate the Index seeing ...