Big buys swell CRH's first-half profits

Big buys swell CRH's first-half profits
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Building materials group CRH has reported a big jump in pre-tax profits for the first half of this year, with a better than expected figure of €407m. This compares with a profit of €63m in the same period a year earlier, though this year's figure was boosted by significant acquisitions last year.

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