Sept 28 (Reuters) - Louis Dreyfus Company BV:
* HY consolidated net income, group share, of US$160 million, up from US$135 million one year ago
* HY net sales US$27.7 billion, up 18 pct from US$23.5 billion in same period last year
* HY volumes up by 8 pct compared to the first six months of 2016
* “We are starting to see renewed optimism, most notably in Europe"
* Successfully begun a divestment process for some non-strategic assets Source text: (bit.ly/2ftC5r7) Further company coverage: