MILAN (Reuters) -Italy's biggest bank Intesa Sanpaolo's on Friday reported forecast-beating second quarter profit thanks to higher interest rates, and said it would finalise capital return plans once it had a clearer idea of potential pitfalls. Intesa is aiming to approve an interim dividend of at least 1.1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in November when, according to CEO Carlo Messina, there will be a "clear understanding" of Europe's economic predicament and Intesa's chances of liquidating its Russian business. The bank confirmed its full-year financial targets after net profit for April-June came in at 1.33 billion euros, down 12% from a year ago but well ahead of a Reuters analyst consensus of 1.03 billion euros.
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