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BRASILIA, April 28 (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale SA reported on Thursday a first-quarter net profit of $1.78 billion, beating analyst forecasts of $1.06 billion helped by higher iron ore prices and a stronger Brazilian real.
The world's largest producer of iron ore reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of $2 billion. (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer; editing by Jason Neely)