STEADY growth in electronic manufacturer Truly International Holdings' businesses saw a 44.25 per cent rise in profit attributable to shareholders to $37.55 million for the six months ended June 30. Turnover rose 11.96 per cent to $197.67 million from $176.55 million. Earnings per fully diluted share rose to 9.73 cents from 6.88 cents. Directors declared an interim dividend of 3.3 cents. Steven Lam, Truly's chairman, said the group had enhanced productivity because most of the facilities at the new plant in Shanwei in Guangdong province had become operational. The group's liquid crystal display (LCD) business grew significantly, he said. Mr Lam said the company's calculator business in the United States grew better in the first half of this year as the US economy improved. but the business was still in a recovery stage.