G4S, the world’s biggest security group, has posted a better-than-expected rise in first-half operating profit. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

G4S, the world’s biggest security group, posted a better-than-expected rise in first-half operating profit on Wednesday, led by strong demand in emerg(...)

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Worries over escalating tension in Ukraine and weak results held back stocks in Europe. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

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Latest accounts for G4S Secure Solutions (Ire) Ltd show it made an operating loss of €577,293 in 2012 on turnover of €76.2 million. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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Security firm G4S said 2013 underlying operating profit was £442 million, below analyst forecasts of £455 million, due to the impact of lower revenue in Europe and the US. Photograph: Bloomberg

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G4S employs 3,000 people in Ireland, and it is the country’s largest security provider. The London Stock Exchange listed company has 600,000 employees worldwide. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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A handout image released by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship  shows an asylum seeker arriving on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Photograph: EPA/Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

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