Driven by its performance in France and Spain, Orange has completed a solid first half

by bold-lichterman

The telecoms group Orange on Thursday published net profit up sharply, by 31.3% over the first half of the year, to 789 million euros, thanks in particular to a strong improvement in financial income, and confirmed its targets for 2018.

Over the first six months of the year, the group achieved sales of 20.26 billion euros, up 0.9%, driven in particular by the good performance of its main European markets, the France and Spain.