Aug 1 South Africa's No.4 lender Nedbank Group reported a sharp slowdown in half-year profit growth on Monday, weighed down by losses at its struggling pan-African associate Ecobank and weak consumption spending at home.
* Nedbank, a unit of Old Mutual, said diluted headline earnings per share (EPS) increased 1.6 percent to 1,119 cents -- excluding Ecobank Transnational Inc, diluted headline EPS grew 19.7 percent.
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