UPDATE 1-RBC profit tops expectations on domestic banking, capital markets

May 28, 2015 11:03 AM

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TORONTO May 28 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Canada, the country's top lender, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by strength in its domestic banking and capital markets divisions.

The company said net income for the second quarter ended April 30 was C$2.5 billion, or C$1.68 a share, compared with C$2.2 billion, or C$1.47 a share, a year ago. Excluding some special items, cash earnings were C$1.63 a share.

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