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AECI's Profit Soars 48% in First Half of 2010

2:15 AM MDT | July 28, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

AECI (Johannesburg), South Africa's mining and chemicals group, reported a 48% increase in operating profit in the first half of 2010 to R484 million ($66.3 million) on sales 3% higher at R5.43 billion. Recovery in the mining and manufacturing sectors contributed significantly to the group's improved results but the company does not expect the same level of volume improvement in the second half of the year. AECI does, however, expect to achieve continued benefit from the ramp-up of its captal projects. Specialty chemicals' operating profit was up 45% to R349...

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