- Jardine Strategic Holdings has reported that, for the six months to 30 June, underlying profit rose 19% to $787m, and underlying earnings per share were up 21% at $1.35.

The revenue of the Group for the first six months of 2017 was 9% higher at $15.6bn, while revenue, including 100% of Jardine Matheson, associates and joint ventures, was up 10% at $38.1bn.

Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman, said:

"Good trading is expected to continue in a number of the Group's businesses in the remainder of the year, although the level of profit growth in the second half is likely to be tempered due to fewer residential completions expected in Hongkong Land and price competition in a number of the Group's automotive markets."

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