March 10, 2020 / 6:37 AM / a month ago

S.African lender FirstRand reports 5% rise in HY profit

JOHANNESBURG, March 10 (Reuters) - South African lender FirstRand reported on Tuesday a 5% rise in half-year profit.

The bank said its headline earnings per share - the main profit measure in South Africa - for the six months to Dec. 31 stood at 249.4 cents ($0.1572), compared to 237.9 cents a year earlier. ($1 = 15.8616 rand) (Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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