- Jardine Matheson Holdings posts underlying profit attributable to shareholders of US$1.53bn for the year the end of December - up 2% on last time.

Revenue together with revenue of associates and joint ventures increased by 2% to $62.8bn.

Underlying profit before tax fell by 3%.

Earnings per share rose by 8% to US4.62cents; the net asset value per share was up 4% at 51.79cents and the full-year dividend per share is up 4% at 1.45cents.

Chairman Sir Henry Keswick said: "As we move into 2015 the headwinds that affected a number of our businesses last year continue to put regional economies under pressure. Nevertheless, our market-leading businesses are trading well, they remain strongly financed, and they are actively pursuing opportunities for growth. As a result, we continue to view the future with confidence."

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