ZURICH, March 13 Shower toilet and piping
supplier Geberit reported better-than-expected net
profit on Tuesday and said it expected the overall construction
industry to be "generally favourable" this year.
Its 2017 net profit fell 3.8 percent to 527.4 million Swiss
francs ($556.5 million), ahead of expectations for 521 million
francs in a Reuters poll of analysts, as it battled higher
prices for raw materials.
Geberit, whose results are seen as reflecting the health of
the broader bu