COKE PROFITS FIZZ

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ref="http://www.cityam.com/company/coca-cola-hbc-ag">COCA-COLA, the world’s largest beverage maker, yesterday beat expectations with a 43 per cent rise in second-quarter profit thanks to rapid growth outside of the US. Coca-Cola said it earned $2.04bn (£1.24bn) in the three months ending 3 July, up from $1.42bn a year earlier.