BUSINESS BRIEFS

Coffee profits hit Sk627,000

THE SLOVAK affiliate of Austrian coffee trader Julius Meinl Baliarne (JMB) closed the first half of 2004 with a profit of Sk627,000 (€15,681).

This is a marked improvement on the Sk3 million (€75,000) loss the company reported in the same period of last year.

The private news agency SITA reported that JMB's revenues rose 27.6 percent year-on-year to Sk182.7 million (€4.6 million).

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