Greene King closed up 6p at 850p after reporting trading that was “positive and in line with expectations” in the 13 weeks to July 30. Margins across all its divisions were “robust”, the UK brewer and pub operator said. The World Cup and hot weather boosted like-for-like sales in the managed pubs division, up 5%. Like-for-likes in the tenancy and lease division edged up 1%. However, trading in Scotland continued to be variable because of the smoking ban. Total like-for-like retail sales fell 2.4%. Financial Times 02/09/06 page 14 The Daily Telegraph 02/09/06 page 26 (DataBase)