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Silentnight pre-tax profits were down 11 per cent to pounds 4.1m in the half-year to 1 August, reflecting heavy price discounting by retailers. Dividend held at 2.25p.

Kitty Little Group, the consumer products maker, made pounds 26,000 pre-tax profit (loss pounds 65,000) in the six months to 31 January.

Welsh Industrial Investment Trust declared an improved final dividend of 4.7p (4.5p) for the year to 5 April. Pre-tax profits improved to pounds 141,000 ( pounds 106,000).

Year to 31 March

Raglan Property Trust cut pre-tax losses to pounds 1.6m (loss pounds 4m).

GM Firth Holdings lifted pre-tax profits from pounds 727,000 to pounds 4.9m.

Half-year to 30 June

London & Associated Investment Trust lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 554,000 ( pounds 483,000). Interim dividend is held at 0.05p.

T Clarke, the electrical equipment maker, almost halved pre-tax profits from pounds 1.2m to pounds 672,000. Dividend is 1.26p.

Chillington Corporation, the mini-conglomerate, increased pre-tax profits to pounds 424,000 ( pounds 109,000).

Cooper Clarke Group fell to pounds 125,000 ( pounds 203,000) pre-tax profit.

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