Fresnillo first half sparkles

MEXICAN silver and gold miner Fresnillo had a sparkling first half, boosted by soaring precious metal prices.

Total revenue rose to $1.06bn (£644.5m) from $605.7m in the same period to 30 June last year. Earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose to $757m from $394.3m.