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Western Union up

MONEY-transfer company Western Union recorded a 27pc boost in pre-tax profits to $63.3m (€52.2m).

Western Union International Ltd said the increase was recorded despite a 10pc drop in profits from $2.5bn (¤2bn) to $2.2bn (¤1.8bn). It also announced the creation of 35 jobs at its headquarters at Clonskeagh, Dublin.