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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  
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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.
Foxtons has warned that profits will fall this year amid a "sharp slowing" in London's previously white-hot property 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
ACHL Asian Citrus Holdings Limited 2.13% 2,243.05M
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 -5.30% 14,077.14M
SBD Songbird Estates plc -4.81% 1,755.11M
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