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Aggreko profits hit by strong pound

Temporary power firm Aggreko has seen currency headwinds hit its profits in the first half of the year.

The Glasgow company said the strong pound was a major contributor to the nine per cent dip in pre-tax profits to £132 million.

Group revenue edged up one per cent from £760 million to £768 million.

Aggreko said it still expects to deliver full-year profits in line with last year.

This boosted shares, with the stock up three per cent, or 50p, to 1771p.

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