Dutch staffing company Randstad posts second quarter earnings above expectations

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Randstad <RAND.AS>, the world's second-largest staffing company, said on Tuesday underlying earnings rose 8 percent in the second quarter, driven by growth in all its key markets, slightly beating market expectations.

Underlying earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation(EBITA) came in at 283 million euros (£252 million), with sales increasing 5 percent to 6.02 billion euros.

Analysts polled for Reuters had expected EBITA to rise just over 5 percent to 276 million euros. Sales were expected to increase 3.3 percent to 6.06 billion euros.

(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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