India, Sept. 11 -- International Public Partnerships Limited or INPP (INPP.L) reported Friday that its first-half IFRS profit before tax climbed to 83.68 million pounds from last year's 65.94 million pounds.

Earnings per share were 5.64 pence, up from 4.70 pence a year ago.

Total income grew to 100.36 million pounds from last year's 80.17 million pounds. Total investment income was 99.61 million pounds, compared to 79.50 million pounds a year earlier.

Further, the company announced that its interim dividend has been increased to 3.59 pence per share from last year's 3.50 pence per share.

The dividend record date is September 20 and payment date is November 7.

Further, the company targets 2019 and 2020 full-year dividends of 7.18 and 7....