BRIEF-Barloworld says overall Q1 trading results ahead of prior year

JOHANNESBURG Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:40am EST

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JOHANNESBURG Jan 29 (Reuters) - Barloworld Ltd : * Says first quarter of the 2014 financial year has delivered a solid group performance * Says in Russia activity continues to be impacted by the slowdown in coal mining * Says improved performance in Angola has contributed positively to the result * Says after sales revenue also reflected pleasing growth compared to the prior year * Says firm order book for Southern Africa at December 2013 remains in line with September 2013 * Says Iberia activity remained subdued in Q1, some early signs of improving economic conditions in Spain * In Russia, firm order book has reduced slightly from September following the machine deliveries to polyus * Says the agriculture business had a slow start to the year