BRIEF-Toyota Motor North America recalls some model year 2017 Lexus ES 350 vehicles in U.S.
* Toyota Motor North America says is conducting safety recall of certain model year 2017 Lexus ES 350 vehicles in the U.S., about 1,760 vehicles involved
SYDNEY Feb 16 Star Entertainment Group Ltd , Australia's No. 2 casino operator, posted a record first-half net profit thanks to a higher than expected win rate, but warned turnover from offshore gamblers was down after a rival's staff were arrested in China.
Net profit more than doubled to A$141.8 million for the six months through Dec. 31, 2016, higher than the A$118 million average forecast of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
But the company said turnover from international VIP customers - largely wealthy Asian gamblers visiting Australia - slid 27 percent in November and December following the arrest of 18 Crown Resorts Ltd staff in China in October. (Reporting by Byron Kaye, editing by G Crosse)
* FY NET LOSS GROUP SHARE EUR 1.3 MILLION VERSUS LOSS OF EUR 2.4 MILLION YEAR AGO