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MTN Group forecasts 2015 earnings to drop by 20%

Monday 22 February 2016 | 09:17 CET | News
MTN Group has forecast a drop of at least 20 percent in basic headline earnings per share for 2015. In a trading statement, MTN blamed its weaker earnings on Nigerian regulators forcing the operator to disconnect 5.2 million unregistered SIM cards in its biggest market. The company added that it's experienced the "withholding of regulatory services" in Nigeria. It said discussions on the regulatory fine in Nigeria are still ongoing, but there remains some uncertainty as to how big it will be, should an out-of-court settlement be reached. The financial results 2015 will be announced on 3

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN
Countries: Africa
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