July 17 (Reuters) - Kone KNEBV.HE reported a surprise rise in second-quarter profit on Friday as demand for elevators and escalators started to recover in China.
Kone's operating profit of 315.5 million euros (360 million) topped the 246.8 million expected by analysts, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.
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