Tesco will hail the impact of ‘eastern promise’ next week, with strong sales in Asia expected to make up for continued sluggishness in its British operations. The retail titan will reveal booming sales in emerging markets such as China and South Korea when it reports first-half figures on Tuesday. And the barnstorming performance of its Asian business will provide a further reminder of the fragile nature of British consumer confidence, compared with economies in the Far East. Daily Mail, p107