Mexico's Alfa reports sharp rise in second-quarter profit

MEXICO CITY, July 14 Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:16pm EDT

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MEXICO CITY, July 14 (Reuters) - Mexican conglomerate Alfa said on Monday its second-quarter profit soared from a weak year-earlier period.

The company, which manufactures car parts and refrigerated foods as well as petrochemicals, said profit rose to 1.915 billion pesos ($147.5 million) from 49 million pesos a year earlier.

($1 = 12.9865 pesos at end June) (Reporting by Elinor Comlay)

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