New CEO Philip Clarke outlines his plans for Tesco


Tesco has reported full year profits before tax of £3.54bn, up 11.3% from a year ago, buoyed by growth in Asia.

Trading profits in Asia were up 30%, offsetting a disappointing performance in the retailer's core UK market, which accounts for two thirds of its profits.

They are the first results reported under new chief executive Philip Clarke, who took over from Sir Terry Leahy in March.

He told the BBC's Hugh Pym he would try to make Tesco a little more ''open''.

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