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China January-April state-owned firms' profit up 240% year-on-year - finance ministry

Buildings in the Central Business District (CBD) are seen lit up during the night in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - Profit at China's state-owned enterprises rose 240% to 1.36 trillion yuan ($213.42 billion) in the first four months of the year versus the same period a year prior, the ministry of finance said on Friday.

($1 = 6.3725 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Lusha Zhang and Ryan Woo; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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