Ladies' clothing group Devernois reported a 4.0 per cent decrease in third-quarter turnover to €14.46 million.

Turnover for the first nine months of 2004 rose 2.6 per cent to €39.81m.

For the first half of 2004, the company's turnover increased 6.8 per cent to €25.35m, while net profit rose 32.3 per cent to €1.05m.

1927-established Devernois designs, manufactures and retails ladies' clothing under the Devernois brand throughout 30 countries.