UPDATE 1-Kuwaiti bank NBK Q1 net profit up on Qatar stake sale

April 14, 2015 9:23 AM

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* Earnings of Kuwait's largest bank beat analysts' forecasts (Adds detail, context, background)

DUBAI, April 14 (Reuters) - National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), the Gulf Arab state's largest commercial lender, reported a 15 percent rise in first-quarter net profit, according to a bourse filing on Tuesday, boosted by income from the sale of its stake in a Qatari bank.

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