STOCKS NEWS INDONESIA-Unilever rises on first-half earnings

Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:33am EDT

Shares in PT Unilever Indonesia rose as much as 4.4 percent after the consumer goods company announced its first-half results.

Net profit rose 21.2 percent to 2.8 trillion rupiah ($272.57 million) year-on-year, Unilever said in a statement published in a local newspaper on Tuesday.

Indonesian consumer stocks jumped 2.4 percent, the highest sector mover of the day, while the broader Jakarta Composite Index rose 1.25 percent.

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($1 = 10,272.5 rupiah) (Reporting by Andjarsari Paramaditha, Editing by Jijo Jacob)