Rolls-Royce reports first-half loss
British engine maker Rolls-Royce on Thursday posted a first-half loss as financing costs soared.
Rolls said it made a net loss of 334 million pounds (399 million euros, 521 million dollars) in the six months to June, slumping from a profit of 1.86 billion pounds during the first half of 2009.
Profit before financing costs was flat at 594 million pounds.
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