• H1 group revenue up 45% to GBP140m
  • Gross profit increases 43%
  • International retail sales account for 37% of total retail sales 

UK fashion e-tailer Asos has nearly doubled its interim sales and earnings thanks in part to its global expansion moves.

For the 6 months ended 30 September 2010, Asos reported 120% growth in international sales - having launched in the US, France and Germany during the period.

Nick Robertson, CEO of Asos, said: "I am pleased to report a strong set of results for the first half with both our UK and International businesses performing well. Since the period end we have launched our French and German websites which, coupled with our US site launch in September, are all key milestones in our International expansion programme."

Click here to view the company's first-half results in full.