Greene King has produced record results and a confident trading statement, defying concerns about the impact of bad weather and the smoking ban. The pubs and brewing group said it would spend £100m buying back its shares and would seek a joint venture partner to unlock the property value of some 35% of its pub estate. Financial Times 7/7/07 page 19 (The Week, Companies & Markets) The Daily Telegraph 7/7/07 page Y6 (What the Brokers Say, Money)