Vodafone raises full-year outlook after strong first half​

LONDON (Reuters) – Vodafone, the world’s second-largest mobile operator, raised its forecast for full-year earnings growth to around 10 percent, from 4-8 percent, on Tuesday after reporting a strong first half helped by demand for data and broadband in Europe.

FILE PHOTO: Branding hangs outside a Vodafone shop in Oxford, Britain, May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

The company reported a 13 percent rise in first-half organic adjusted core earnings to 7.4 billion euros (6.59 billion pounds), ahead of market forecasts for 7.08 billion euros.

Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said Vodafone had maintained good commercial

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