Nigeria's Sterling Bank first-quarter profit rises 17 pct

Nigeria's Sterling Bank said on Tuesday its first-quarter pretax profit rose to 3.54 billion naira ($21.8 million), up 17.3 percent from 3.02 billion naira a year earlier. Gross earnings at the mid-tier bank climbed to 24.62 billion naira during the three months to March 31, as against 19.84 billion naira in the same period of last year, it said in a filing with the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
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Added April 22, 2014
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