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UK's Severn Trent posts 3% fall in half-yearly profit

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Nov 22 (Reuters) -Severn Trent SVT.L retained its annual financial forecast on Wednesday, even as the British water utility posted an about 3% fall in half-yearly profit, mainly hurt by higher energy and chemical prices.

Severn, which was formed in 1974 and provides water services in England and Wales, said its profit before interest and taxes came in at 255.1 million pounds ($317.9 million) for the six months ended Sept. 30, compared with 261.7 million pounds a year earlier.

($1 = 0.8025 pounds)

Reporting by Prerna Bedi and Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu


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