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PRAGUE, March 1 (Reuters) - Home Credit, which specialises in consumer loans in emerging markets, swung to a full-year profit of 210 million euros ($221.38 million), the Czech group said on Wednesday.
The company said its performance was helped by a more stable Russian market and sustained growth in Asia.
In 2015, the company, which is controlled by the richest Czech businessman, Petr Kellner, reported a 42 million euro loss.
Loan volume jumped by 76 percent year-on-year to 11.54 billion euros, while the ratio of non-performing loans (NPL) dropped to 6.1 percent last year from 10 percent in 2015.
Home Credit is the leading point-of-sale lender, providing finance for customers buying durable goods, in China, Russia, Vietnam and Philippines. ($1 = 0.9486 euros) (Reporting by Robert Muller, editing by Louise Heavens)