Pru announces 20% pre-tax profits rise

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The Independent Online
Prudential Corporation, the UK's largest insurer, yesterday announced a 20 per cent rise in pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of June, up from pounds 280m in the same time last year to pounds 335m. The company raised its dividend per share by 8.2 per cent to 5.3p per share. Shares leapt 20 to 356.5p.

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