RPT-Norway's DNB Q1 earnings just ahead of forecasts

April 30, 2015 5:45 AM

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OSLO, April 30 (Reuters) - DNB, Norway's largest bank, reported first-quarter earnings just ahead of expectations on Thursday and maintained its lending growth outlook, despite a major slowdown in economic growth.

DNB's pretax operating profit before impairment charges rose to 9.27 billion crowns ($1.23 billion) from 7.38 billion crowns a year ago, slightly ahead of forecasts for 9.18 billion crowns in a Reuters poll of analysts.

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