Zara owner Inditex profits rise 32%


The world's largest clothing retailer, Inditex, which owns Zara, has posted a jump in first-half profits after opening new stores and gaining new customers.

Inditex reported a net profit of 944m euros ($1.23bn; £758m) for the six months to 31 July, up 32% on the same period last year.

It is also making a push into online retailing. It launched Zara online in China on 5 September and has plans to start Massimo Dutti and Zara Home online sales in the US in October.

The BBC's Julia Caesar reports.

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