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Russia's Sberbank Q3 net profit down 32% to 156.1 bln rbls

MOSCOW, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Russia's top bank Sberbank on Thursday reported a 32% fall in third-quarter net profit to 156.1 billion roubles ($2.45 billion) reflecting the sale of Denizbank in Turkey.

Excluding the sale of Denizbank, net profit rose 6.3% to 230.8 billion roubles, the bank said.

($1 = 63.7625 roubles) (Reporting by Maxim Rodionov and Katya Golubkova; editing by Jason Neely)