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Deutsche Post eyes strong Christmas, confirms 2017 earnings goal

Deutsche Post DHL ‘very pleased’ with results, CEO says

Deutsche Post DHL Group confirmed its earnings target for 2017, saying it expected a strong Christmas period, as it reported a 10.5 percent rise in third-quarter profit on Thursday.

The company reported earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of 834 million euros ($968 million), against analyst expectations for 841 million in a Reuters poll.

It stuck to a target for 2017 EBIT of around 3.75 billion euros.

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