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MADRID July 27 (Reuters) - Spanish bank Bankia's chief executive Jose Sevilla said the lender hoped to finalise the sale of its U.S. unit National City Bank to Chile's BCI soon.
He was speaking at a news conference on Monday after the bank said first-half profit rose 11.5 percent from a year ago, beating forecasts. (Reporting by Sarah White; Writing by John Stonestreet; Editing by Paul Day)