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Savills reports higher full-year profit

(Reuters) - Real estate adviser Savills Plc <SVS.L> on Thursday reported a rise in full-year profit, as a late pick-up in its UK business following the general elections helped offset weakness due to Brexit and political unrest in Hong Kong.

Profit before tax rose 5.7% to 115.6 million pounds for the year ended Dec. 31, compared with 109.4 million pounds a year earlier.

(Reporting by Chris Thomas in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)