Zara sees profits and jobs up

Inditex, the Spanish company that owns clothes shop Zara, has seen net sales rise six per cent to 7.7bn euros in the first half of 2013.

Net profit amounted to 951m euros (£798.2m).

The group has created over 10,000 jobs, refurbished and enlarge a number of flagship stores, including London's Brompton Road, and opened 95 stores during the first half of this year - a total of 6,104 stores across 86 markets.

Inditex also owns retailers Berksha, Massimo Dutti and Pull and Bear.

Last month, Zara launched online in the Russian Federation.