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TORONTO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Eldorado Gold (ELD.TO) said on Thursday its third-quarter profit rose nearly 50 percent, on the back of increased gold production and a surge in the price of bullion.
Net income in the quarter ended Sept. 30 rose to $102.5 million or 19 cents a share, up from $69.6 million, or 13 cents, in the year-earlier period.
The company, which operates gold mines in China and Turkey, said it produced a record 179,195 ounces of gold in the quarter. (Reporting by Euan Rocha)