[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 3 March 2006, 12:43 GMT
Games 'could create up to 10bn'
Olympic logo and St Paul's
Tourists are likely to descend on London in their thousands
The 2012 Olympics in London could create up to 10bn for the UK economy as a whole, a report says.

Lloyds TSB said there would be a pronounced boost to business in the run-up to the Olympics but also benefits up to 2016.

Hotels and restaurants will benefit from visitors drawn by the Games, while building firms and retailers will also enjoy a boom.

David Morton of Lloyds TSB Business said 2012 was a "massive opportunity".

He told an Olympic business briefing: "Work is already under way to improve transport systems and develop the area's tourism infrastructure, but as the Games draw closer, many more opportunities will emerge."

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific