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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 July, 2004, 11:14 GMT 12:14 UK
Rolls Royce announces profit rise
Rolls Royce has announced a 136m pre-tax profit in its half yearly results, up 18% on last year.

The Derby aero-engine maker says the gains are down to steady civil aerospace sales which has meant increases in pre-tax profits of 20m.

In addition the company announced a record order book of over 18 billion.

The news comes as the company embarks on the building of two multi million pound factories in Derby - which will employ 600 people.

Civil engine deliveries also increased by 9% to 384.

The company says it is investing more than a 100m in manufacturing facilities in the UK.


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