Nearly half of listed brokerage firms see profit u

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Nearly half of listed brokerage firms see profit up in January An investor checks stock prices at a brokerage in Fuyang, Anhui province. [Photo by Lu Qijian/For China Daily]

BEIJING - Nearly half of China's listed brokerage firms saw their net profits rise in JanuForeign friends also shared their stories about Chinese New Yearary compared to the same period last year, the China Securities Journal reported Tuesday.

In January this year, 15 of the 35 A-share listed brokerage firms registered a growth of the net profits, according to the paper.

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Total net profit of the 35 firms stood at 6.12 billion yuan ($905 million), edging down 2.4 percent year-on-year.

Meanwhile, the firms' revenue increased by 2.04 percent from the same period last year, amounting to 17.1 billion yuan.

Among the 15 firms reporting a profit growth in the month, CITIC Securities, one of China's leading brokerage firms, topped the ranking with a profit of 741 million yuan.

The firms are expected to benefit from China's rebounding A-share market in terms of profit growth, the paper added.

Sun Ting, an analyst with Haitong Securities, said brokerage firms would accelerate transformation while consolidating current business.

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