Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom first half earnings rise 10.9%

Chunghwa Telecom'sfirst-half audited net profit rose 10.9% to NT$24.60 billion ($774 million) from NT$22.19 billion ($671 million), in the year-earlier period, a Dow Jones report said.

The Dow Jones report said the result was in line with the unaudited net profit of NT$24.6 billion the company issued in July.

The report added that the firm's consolidated revenue in the first half was NT$95.71 ($2.9) billion, up from unconsolidated NT$90.59 billion ($) a year earlier, boosted by higher Internet and mobile phone services revenue, Taiwan's largest phone company by revenue said in a statement.