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Guinness Ghana Rises to Record After Interim Profit Doubles

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Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd., a unit of Diageo Plc, rose to the highest on record after saying profit more than doubled in the six months through December.

The stock gained 1 percent to 2.95 cedis by 2:38 p.m. in the capital, Accra, the highest intraday level since April 1995 when the company listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange.

Net income rose to 25.7 million cedis ($13.5 million) from 12 million cedis a year earlier, it said in a statement today. Revenue advanced 20 percent to 176.3 million cedis, it said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Moses Mozart Dzawu in Accra at mdzawu@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vernon Wessels at vwessels@bloomberg.net

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