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IPC Media has released its interim results for the six months

ending 31 March 2001. Total revenues rose 3.3 per cent to pounds 182.4

million, with advertising revenues up by 6.9 per cent. Operating margins

rose from 16.7 per cent to 17.3 per cent. Operating income climbed 6.8

per cent to pounds 31.6 million.