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Lenovo third-quarter net profit jumps 29 percent, beats estimates


BEIJING - China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's biggest maker of personal computers, said third-quarter net income rose 29 percent from a year earlier, beating estimates as sales grew in both its PC andsmartphone businesses.

Lenovo reported net income for the period grew to $265.3 million from $204.9 million a year earlier, well above a $247.2 million consensus forecast on Thomson Reuters Starmine SmartEstimate.

As the global market for PCs shrinks, Lenovo is aggressively pushing into smartphones and servers. Last month it agreed to buy Goog