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CRH chief executive sells following record results

CRH chief executive sells following record results

Shares in building materials business CRH (CRH) are nearing the highs last reached in 2017, and there’s good reason. In August, it revealed record cash profits of €1.54bn (£1.39bn) generated over the six months to June, a 36 per cent increase on the prior year on a reported basis. This growth was attributed in part to margin-enhancing acquisitions. The company expects to make further progress in the second half, although it's likely hoping for an end to Brexit uncertainty, which has weighed on construction activity in the UK.

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