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Burberry profits up in 'difficult' environment

Burberry bags are on display at Bloomingdale's in New York.
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Burberry bags are on display at Bloomingdale's in New York.

British luxury brand Burberry on Wednesday pointed to a "more difficult external environment" as it posted a 6 percent rise in half-year adjusted pre-tax profit that was in line with forecasts.

The 158-year-old fashion company, known for its raincoats with camel, red and black-check patterned linings, made an adjusted profit before tax of 152 million pounds ($241.9 million) for the six months to Sept. 30.

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It said it would focus on aspects of the business it could control, without giving detailed forecasts.

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