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Lloyds first-half profits jump despite �1.4bn PPI provision
Lloyds Banking Group has reported a 38 per cent jump in first-half profits despite being forced to set aside a further �1.4bn to cover payment protection insurance mis-selling and has outlined plans for returning excess capital to shareholders.
Lloyds Bank payment protection claims bill tops �13bn  
Lloyds sets aside further 1.4 billion pounds for mis-selling redress  
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Bord Gais Energy made a "good first contribution" to British energy firm Centrica's bottom line during the first half of the year, generating gross revenue of �400m (€569m) and a �23m (€32.7m) profit.
Her shrill tone will be all too familiar to shoppers at Britain's biggest supermarket, but now the irritating voice of Tesco's self-service checkouts is to disappear having upset too many customers.
... * Asia stocks set for July loss after worst China drop in 6 years. * U.S. GDP data reinforces bets that Fed is on track to hike.
International Airlines Group, which is cruising closer towards completing a €1.4bn takeover of Irish carrier Aer Lingus, remains confident of generating an operating profit in excess of €2.2bn this year despite slower improvement in the second quarter.
China's two stock exchanges have slapped trading limits on more than 20 accounts as the market regulator on Friday announced a crackdown on computerised "programme trading", which it blamed for recent volatility.

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