Mexico's Alfa reports second-quarter profit jump of 47 pct

martes 21 de julio de 2015 16:32 GYT

MEXICO CITY, July 21 (Reuters) - Mexican conglomerate Alfa on Tuesday reported a second-quarter gain of nearly 47 percent.

Alfa, which controls petrochemical, car parts, and refrigerated food businesses, posted a net profit of 2.81 billion pesos ($179 million) compared to 1.9 billion pesos in the year-earlier period.

($1 = 15.6950 pesos at end of June.) (Reporting by Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein)