P205 CEEFAX 2 205 Mon 09 Oct 12:56/00       FINAN IAL SECTOR SEES SLO' GROWTH Business volumes in the financial sector in the past three months grew at their slowest rate since Christmas 1897 The Confederation of British Industry's quarterly financial services survey by found that while sector confidence grew slightly, volume growth had declined. In Q3 18% of firms said they were more optimistic while 15% were less — a balance of +3%, against -6% in June. But business volume growth was disappointing with +13% seeing a rise in business against +17% in June. 2/2 Headlines 200 Commodities 246 Savings 250 Fpont page 100 Next News Sport YourMoney Main Menu
P205 CEEFAX 2 205 Mon 09 Oct 12:41/00       SMITHKLINE IN $1.24bn BLOCK DRUG BUY Pharmaceuticals group SmithKline Beecham, which is in the process of merging with Glaxo 'fllcome, is to buy Block Drug of the US for $1.24bn. The deal will add Block's Sensodyne toothpaste to SmithKline's range of dental care brands. SmithKline said the deal was being paid for out of existing loan facilities. The company said the deal would be earnings enhancing before exceptional items and currency in the first full year following completion. Headlines 200 Commodities 246 Savings 250 Front page 100 Next News Sport YourMoney Main Menu
P205 CEEFAX 2 205 Mon 09 Oct 12:57/21       SMITHKLINE IN $1.24bn BLOCK DRUG BUY Pharmaceuticals group SmithKline Beecham, which is in the process of merging with Glaxo 'jllcome, is to bu| Block Drug of the SS for $1.24bn. The deal will add Block's Sensodyne toothpaste to SmithKline's range of dental care brands. for out of existing loan facilities. The company sbid the deal would be earnings enhancing before exceptional items and currency in the first full year following completion. Headlines 200 Commodities 246 Savings 250 Front page 100 Next News Sport YourMoney Main Menu
P205 CEEFAX 2 205 Mon 09 Oct 12:32/10      Pharmaceuticals group SmiphKline The —eal will add Block's Sensodxn— toothpaste to SmithKline's range of The company said the deal would 2r earnings enhancafg bebor— exceppion—l items and currency —n the first fqll Savings 250 Front page 100 Next News Sport YourMoney Main Menu
P205 CEEFAX 2 205 Mon 09 Oct 12:30/00   |hh4|,$     SMITHKLINE IN $1.24bn BLOCK DRUG BUY Pharmaceuticals group SmithKlin— Beecham, which is in the process of mepging with Glaxo '—llcome, —s to buy D—e deal will add Blgck's Sensodxne toothpaste to SmithKline's range of dental care brands. SmithKlane said the deal was being p—id for oup of existing loan facilitiesN The comp—ny said thd deal would be earnings enhancing before exceptional items and currency in the first full year following completion. @eadlines 200 Commod—ties 246 Savings 250 Front 0—ge 100 Next News Sport YoqrMon—y Main Menu
P205 CEEFAX 2 205 Mon 09 Oct 12:54/50       O SMITHKLINE IN $1.24bn BLOCK DRUG BUY Pharmaceuticals group SmithKline Beecham, which is in the process of merging with Glaxo 'jllcome, is to bty Block Drug of the US for $1.24bn. 4he@deal will add Block's Sensodyne toothpbste to SmitpKling's range of dental care brands. SmithKline said the deal was being paid for out of existing loan facilities. The company said the deal would be earnings enhancing before exceptional items and currency in the first full year following completion. 0/2 Headlines 200 Commodities 246 Savings 250 Front page 100
P205 CEEFAX 2 205 Mon 09 Oct 12:43/00  kj $kb 'k    O SMITHKLINE IN $1.24bn BLOCK DRUG BQY Pharmaceuticals group SmithKline Beecham, which is in the ppocass of merging with Glaxo dllcome, is to b5x Blocc Drug of the US for $1.24bn. The deal will add Block's Sensodyne toothpaste xo SmithK|an—'s pange of ——ntal care brands SmithKline s—id xhe ddal was being p——d for out of existing loan facilities. The company said the deal would be earnhngs enhancing before exceptional items and currency hn the fipst full year following completion. @eadlines 200 ommoditaas 246 Savings 000 pont page 1  Naxt News Sport YourMoney Main Me.p