August 8, 2019 / 5:42 AM / 11 days ago

S.Africa's Standard Bank first-half earnings rise 5%

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 8 (Reuters) - South Africa’s largest lender by assets Standard Bank Group Ltd on Thursday reported a 5% rise in headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months ended June 30.

The bank said its HEPS - the main profit measure in the country - for the period stood at 837.4 cents ($0.5589), compared with 794 cents in the same period last year. ($1 = 14.9768 rand) (Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

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