LONDON May 16 Vodafone, the world's
second biggest mobile operator, reported a 6.1 billion euro
($6.71 billion) loss for the year to end-March, dragged lower by
its Indian unit it is merging with Idea Cellular.
The group, however, forecast growth in earnings and free
cash flow for the current year on Tuesday, driven by
stablilising average revenue from its contract customers and
It predicted organic adjusted core earnings growth of 4-8
percent and free cash flow of about 5 billion euros, up from 4.1
billion euros in the previous year.
($1 = 0.9094 euros)
(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton)