BRUSSELS Oct 26 Belgium's dominant telecoms
operator Belgacom on Friday raised its 2012 outlook
after its third-quarter results were better than expected.
The group now says its revenues will increase by 1 percent
from 2011. It had previously expected a decline by that amount.
It also raised its guidance for core profit, which it now
sees declining by 4-5 percent for the year, up from the previous
forecast of a 5-6 percent fall.
Core profit for the third quarter fell by 2.7 percent to 460
million euros ($596.1 million), above the 449 million expected
in a Reuters poll of nine analysts.
($1 = 0.7716 euros)
(Reporting By Robert-Jan Bartunek; editing by Philip