BRIEF-Western Energy says increased support for combination with Savanna Energy
* Western Energy Services Corp. Announces increased support for combination with Savanna Energy Services Corp.
LIMA May 8 Peru's biggest financial holding company, Credicorp, said on Thursday that its net profit rose 41 percent to 662 million soles ($238 million) in the first quarter compared to the same period a year ago.
The company reported its earnings in the local sol currency, though it has used dollars in the past.
($1 = 2.783 soles) (Reporting By Patricia Velez; Editing by Eric Walsh)
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