Scottish & Newcastle is expected on Tuesday to report full-year pre-tax profits up 6% to £396m. New rumours of a tie up with Carlsberg, its partner in the Baltic Beverages joint venture, have given shares a lift. Cadbury Schweppes will report the same day. The Independent on Sunday predicts that pre-tax full-year profits will rise from £886m to £960m. Like-for-like sales are expected to meet expectations and rise between 4% and 6%. The Sunday Telegraph 19/02/06 (Business) page 9 The Independent on Sunday 19/02/06 (Business) page 11