May 25, 2017 / 10:11 AM / in 6 months

Royal Bank of Canada's quarterly earnings beat market forecasts

TORONTO, May 25 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Canada reported an 11 percent increase in second quarter earnings, beating market forecasts, helped by a strong performance in its capital markets and wealth management businesses.

The bank on Thursday said earnings per share, excluding one-off items, rose to C$1.85 per share in the quarter to April 30 from C$1.66 a year earlier.

Analysts had on average forecast earnings of C$1.80, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S data.

Reporting by Matt Scuffham; editing by Jason Neely

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