Silver miner Fresnillo's H1 core profit jumps nearly 50 pct

martes 2 de agosto de 2016 02:18 GYT

Aug 2 (Reuters) - Silver and gold miner Fresnillo Plc said its first-half core profit rose 49 percent, helped by a jump in prices and higher production.

Fresnillo, which mines silver and gold from six mines in Mexico, said its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose to $474 million for the six months to June 30 from $317.9 million a year earlier.

Revenue rose 17.9 percent to $886.9 million. (Reporting by Mamidipudi Soumithri in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)