- Jardine Matheson Holdings' underlying pre-tax profits rose by 6% to $3,729m in the year to the end of December.

Underlying profit attributable to shareholders rose 2% to $1,386m and the full-year dividend of 1.50c per share is up 3%.

Chairman Sir Henry Keswick said: "After a steady result for the Jardine Matheson Group in 2016, the current year will see our businesses concentrating on improving their underlying performances and investing in key areas for future growth."

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