Commercial flooring manufacturer and distributor James Halstead's confidence in the full year is unchanged and remains positive.

Turnover has increased in each of the company's major markets on a constant currency basis though the translation of exports to sterling is against an adverse effect of 10-15%. Nevertheless the profit for the first 6 months trading is ahead of last year and in line with the board's expectations.

At 9:28am: (LON:JHD) James Halstead PLC share price was +0.75p at 445.25p