(Corrects rise in earnings in headline and first paragraph to 4%, not 9%)
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Mediclinic International Plc reported a 4% rise in half-year core earnings on Thursday as the healthcare company’s Swiss business adjusted to regulatory changes and its South African and Middle Eastern operations performed well.
The private healthcare group reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of 222 million pounds ($284 million)for the six months to Sept. 30, up from 213 million pounds a year earlier.
$1 = 0.7815 pounds Reporting by Naledi Mashishi; Editing by MarkPotter
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