RABAT, March 29 Morocco's National Investment Co
(SNI) an investment holding firm controlled by the country's
monarchy, reported a 34 percent increase in net profit, helped
by capital gains from a merger between Lafarge Ciments and
Holcim Maroc, it said in a statement on Wednesday.
Net profit attributable to shareholders rose to 4.43 billion
Moroccan dirhams ($43.11 million) from 3.31 billion dirhams a
year earlier, a financial statement published in the Le Matin
newspaper, which is close to the palace.
($1 = 9.9746 Moroccan dirham)
(Reporting by Samia Errazzouki; writing by Patrick Markey)