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(Reuters) - Canadian electricity generator TransAlta Corp (TA.TO) reported a 12 percent rise in third-quarter profit on lower maintenance costs.
Net earnings attributable to common shareholders rose to C$56 million, or 24 Canadian cents per share, from C$50 million, or 22 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.
Excluding items, it earned 18 Canadian cents per share.
Reporting by Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila