British testing Intertek's first-half profit rises

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British testing Intertek's first-half profit rises

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(Reuters) – British testing company Intertek Group <ITRK.L> reported on Tuesday a 21.9 percent rise in first-half profit, helped by a strong performance in its products-related business and a fall in the pound. Intertek, which tests anything from oil to children’s toys to check they comply with regulatory standards, said adjusted pretax profit rose to 210.3 million pounds ($277.7 million) in the six months ended June 30, from 172.5 million pounds a year ago. ($1 = 0.7573 pounds)

(Reporting by Esha Vaish and Justin George Varghese, editing by Louise Heavens)
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