Lufthansa Group yesterday reported a €402 million ($632.1 million) first-half net profit, implying a robust €345 million second-quarter return that represented a 21.2% decline from the €438 million earned in the year-ago quarter. The company earned €992 million in the first half of 2007, a figure that was fueled by large nonoperating gains related to the sale of its Thomas Cook stake. Revenue in the first six months of 2008 rose 19.8% year-over-year to €12.1 ...

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