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NYSE-owner ICE's profit rises nearly 4%

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Intercontinental Exchange Inc, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, posted a 3.7% rise in quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by growth across both its transaction and clearing business and data services unit.

Net income attributable to the company rose to $472 million, or 84 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30 from $455 million, or 78 cents per share, a year earlier. (https://reut.rs/2YCBUhd)

Total revenue, excluding transaction-based expenses, rose 4% to $1.29 billion. (Reporting by Bharath Manjesh in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)