Malaysia: Cahya Mata Sarawak's (CMS) net profit jumped more than eight times to US$15.2m in the second quarter of 2017, from US$1.8m in the same quarter of 2016. The positive result was mainly due to lower handling costs, cheaper imported clinker and lower clinker production costs brought about by stable production and lower coal prices. The net profit for the six-month period was also higher by more than nine times at US$20.5m from US$2.1m in the first half of 2016. Total first half revenue decreased by 10% year-on-year to US$157.1m from US$174.7m.
Cahya Mata Sarawak profit jumps up by factor of eight
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