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S.Africa's Capitec interim profit plunges 78%

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 30 (Reuters) - South African lender Capitec reported a 78% slump in half-year profit on Wednesday, at the bottom of its forecast range, after the coronavirus crisis prompted a spike in bad debt charges.

The bank said its headline earnings per share - the main profit measure in South Africa - for the period stood at 537 cents ($0.3169), versus 2,545 cents a year earlier. ($1 = 16.9463 rand) (Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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