Grafton reports better-than-expected first half

The key points from the builders merchanting group's latest trading update

11th July, 2017
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- Revenue rose by 6.2 per cent in constant currency terms and was up by 5.7 per cent on a like-for-like basis

- Turnover in its UK merchanting business was up by four per cent in constant currency while it rose by 10.6 per cent in Ireland and by 0.4 per cent in Belgium

- Grafton said its Dutch merchanting business performed strongly against the backdrop of good growth in the Dutch economy and increased house building and housing transactions to...

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