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Hermes International H1 sales up 12.8 pct

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Reuters
Published
Jul 22, 2008

PARIS, July 22 (Reuters) - French luxury group Hermes International on Tuesday posted a 12.8 percent rise in first-half sales, pulled by strong demand for its trademark silks, handbags and perfumes.


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The 171-year-old company generated revenues of 813.2 million euros ($1.29 billion) in the six months to June 30, up from 721.1 million euros.

Hermes did not give a forecast for the rest of the year. It said it would continue to open new stores around the world.

(Reporting by Astrid Wendlandt)

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