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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

S&N Stock Boom

LONDON () -- Britain's largest brewer, Scottish and Newcastle Plc, announced a 26 percent increase in half-year profits to ?195.1 million ($328 million) and said the second half of the year had started positively.

The company's acquisition of Courage from Australian brewer Fosters last year helped give a 67 percent push to ?89.9 million in trading profits from its beer divisions.