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SAO PAULO, May 5 (Reuters) - Brazil's Braskem SA, Latin America's largest petrochemical company, reported on Thursday that first-quarter net income tripled from a year earlier to 747 million reais ($212.60 million).
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, rose 106 percent from a year earlier to 3.058 billion reais.
$1 = 3.5137 Brazilian reais Reporting by Priscila Jordão; Writing by Silvio Cascione and Alden Bentley