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Amcor is getting hit by a higher US dollar but sees better earnings

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Amcor expects higher earnings for the full year despite a higher US dollar stripping $US37 million from profits.

The packaging company’s profit for the half year to December fell 4.9% to $US305.5 million.

Without the foreign exchange difference, Amcor would have posted a 6.6% rise in profit.

A short time ago, Amcor’s shares were up almost 10% to $13.42.

“The full year outlook is for higher earnings than the 2014/15 year, expressed in constant currency terms,” says CEO Ron Delia.

The company declared a dividend of 19 US cents a share, paid as 26.7 AUD cents, up 9.5%.

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