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2008-08-08 21:00:24

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo -- SABESP (Bovespa: SBSP3; NYSE: SBS), one of the largest water and sewage service providers in the world based on the number of customers, announces today its results for 2Q08. In 2Q08, net operating revenue totaled R$ 1.5 billion, a 4.5% increase compared to 2Q07. Costs and expenses stood at R$ 1,032.2 million, 10.4% higher than in 2Q07. EBITDA moved from R$ 671.3 million in 2Q07 to...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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