P502 Teletext 502 Oct 4 21:50:10         —————————————————————————————  FINANCIAL FIRMS MORE OPTIMISTIC Business optimism among financial services firms has risen sharply for a third quarter running, a survey shows. Activity is expected to increase in the coming quarter in all sectors, except security traders and venture capitalists, says the survey by CBI and Coopers and Lybrand. Confidence rose over the last quarter most among life insurers. ——————————————————————————————————————— Financial headlines 500 City index 501 HAVE YOU SEEN FAMILY FINANCE? p540 Next CityIndex Shares Family Finance