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Alphabet reports 21 per cent jump in quarterly revenue

Profit would have been much larger but for a record US$2.7 billion European Union antitrust fine

If not for the fine, Alphabet said, earnings per share would have been US$8.90 in the second quarter, compared with US$7 a year earlier. With the fine, Alphabet reported earnings per share of US$5.01, beating an average estimate of US$4.49.

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ALPHABET INC reported a 21 per cent jump in quarterly revenue on Monday, maintaining a growth rate that is rarely seen among companies its size and suggesting that the big sales gains enjoyed recently by the other Internet firms are not done yet.

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