Denim and jeans producer Nien Hsing Textile Co Ltd on Monday posted an 11.2 per cent climb in pre-tax profit for the first seven months this year to NT$1.39 billion from NT$1.25bn in the year-ago period. The company, which said its July profit fell 11.6 per cent to NT$175m, also announced plans to expand its jeans operations in Lesotho, in southern Africa, in the next few months.