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CARLSBERG SAYS CHEERS

DANISH brewer Carlsberg yesterday said its profit in the second quarter rose 10.9 per cent to 1.94 bn Danish kroner (£22m) from 1.75bn in the year-earlier period. Beer sales were also up, 0.5 per cent, to 37.8m hectoliters from 37.6m. The company gained market share in Asia and Eastern Europe. The group confirmed its full-year target for net income of at least 3.5bn kroner.