ICI surge fails to excite City

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Improving demand for bulk chemicals and rising prices towards the end of the year helped ICI to almost double pre-tax profits in the 12 months to December to £514m (£280m). The stock market was left cold by the figures, however, disappointed that the dividend was left unchanged for the fifth consecutive year at 27.5p.

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