Profits for Q4 up, but full-year FY13 slower

Most companies improve; those with stronger results for 2013 ahead 228-174

[SINGAPORE] Singapore-listed companies with December year-ends continued to report growth overall in last-quarter 2013, but profits slipped for the full year, according to preliminary data compiled by The Business Times.

As at 11pm on Feb 28, a total of 218 companies had reported a combined $8.04 billion in group profits for the three months to December. Only three of those companies did not have comparable year-ago results. Those with comparable numbers reported profit of $7.97 billion, up 6.5 per...

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