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TORONTO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Yamana Gold YRI.TO said on Wednesday its quarterly operating profit rose 34 percent due to increased production and a sharply higher gold price.
Yamana, which owns mines and projects spread across Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, said that excluding unrealized foreign exchange losses its earnings in the period were $190.3 million, or 26 cents a share, up from C$117.3 million, or 16 cents a share, a year earlier.
Net income in the quarter ended Sept. 30 was $115.8 million, or 16 cents a share. That compared with a year-earlier profit of $139.2 million, or 19 cents a share. (Reporting by Euan Rocha; editing by Peter Galloway)