P504 Teletext 504 Dec10 22:20:01         —————————————————————————————  ASDA SET FOR BIG IMPROVEMENT Asda's interim results on Wednesday are certain to show some improvement on last year when the company was hurt by £14m worth of losses at Allied Maples. The Allied furniture side has now been sold, helping profits move to around £112m from £83.9m. Asda's superstore sales should have risen by some 6% in the half-year to around £2.6bn, says broker NatWest. ——————————————————————————————————————— Financial headlines 500 City index 501 Win £1200 teleSHARES package 532/533 Next CompNews Shares Family Finance