Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 July 2015

'Excellent' profits for tobacco group

Published 11/05/2011 | 08:00

Lambert & Butler and Golden Virginia group Imperial Tobacco has reported a rise in first-half profits after "excellent" growth in emerging markets.

The world's fourth biggest cigarette maker said adjusted profits rose 2% to £1.5bn in the six months to March 31 after it grew sales volumes in markets such as Africa and the Middle East.

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