- Robert Waters has improved its gross profit (net fee income) for Q1 by 9% to GBP59.0m. Its Asia Pacific and Europe operations each saw 16% rises in Q1 gross profit to GBP24.6m and GBP12.8m respectively.

UK gross profit rose 2% to GBP18.9m, while Other International fell 13% to GBP2.7m.

CEO Robert Walters said the group had enjoyed a solid Q1 first quarter increasing net fee income by 9% with our Asia Pacific and Continental Europe regions delivering the strongest performances.

"As stated in our recent year-end results, whilst we remain conscious of ongoing global market uncertainty, the Group's strength, depth and geographic footprint ensure we are well positioned for the future," he said in a statement.

"Expectations for the full year remain unchanged."

At 9:09am: [LON:RWA] Robert Walters PLC share price was +13p at 330p

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