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RIO DE JANEIRO, July 30 (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale SA posted second-quarter net profit of $1.68 billion on Thursday bolstered by a recovery in iron ore prices during the period and the weakening real.
The quarterly profit was its first in a year and 17.3 percent higher than the same period last year. (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer and Jeb Blount; editing by David Clarke)