11 March 1999
IAWS earnings up 35% in first half

EARNINGS at IAWS, the European food and fertilisers group based in Dublin, advanced 35% in the first half.

The company said that it benefited from focusing on its core businesses of agribusiness and its brands.

IAWS said that for the six months to 31 January, pre-tax profits came in at Euro12.9 million (£8.8m), against E9.6m previously on sales of E385m.