EMI Records is being renamed Capitol in the markets where the brand does not exist, in the latest attempt to turn around the fortunes of the ailing British music giant.
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In the British music major's second profit warning in six months, EMI has said that pre-tax profits will be £150 million ($213 million) for the year ending March 31, below analyst expectations.