StockMarketWire.com - Takeover target Millennium & Copthorne Hotels reported a 29% fall in first-half profit after refurbishment work on hotels in London and Singapore hurt revenue.

Pre-tax profit for the six months through June fell to £46m, down from £65m on-year.

Revenue fell 1.0% to £472m.

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels in June agreed to a £776m takeover bid from Singapore-listed City Developments.

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At 12:59pm: [LON:MLC] Millennium Copthorne Hotels PLC share price was +2.5p at 682.5p



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