City snapshot: Tesco £3.7bn Booker takeover gets green light from CMA

The UK’s competition regulators are sensationally set to approve Tesco’s £3.7bn takeover of Booker, without imposing conditions such as a sell off hundreds of its stores. Plus, B&M boosts sales 22% in the first half and announces Sir Terry Leahy is to step down as chairman; Science in Sport has raised £15m in placing; and Kantar and Nielsen latest supermarket market share data.

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