In the year of its 200th birthday, Johnson Matthey (JMAT) has put in a solid performance, growing operating profit 18 per cent to £493m for the year. In constant currencies, continuing business revenue was up 3 per cent, while sales growth for the continuing business was up 6 per cent during the second half. Much of the progress was attributable to the process technologies business, which sells licences, catalysts and services related to chemicals and oil and gas.
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