BRIEF-Arope Syria FY profit falls
* FY net profit 228.6 million pounds versus 258.7 million pounds year ago Source: (http://bit.ly/2l99Jpx) Further company coverage:
Dec 22 Zhonghong Holding Co Ltd
* Says unit signs agreement to buy equity shares in asset management joint venture for 1.0 billion yuan ($143.94 million)
Source text in Chinese: bit.ly/2hYtwaj
Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.9475 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)
* FY net profit attributable to shareholders 10.31 billion pounds versus 6.65 billion pounds year ago Source: (http://bit.ly/2kBf4ak) Further company coverage:
HONG KONG, Feb 19 Hypermarket operator Sun Art Retail Group Ltd on Sunday posted a 5.2 percent rise in 2016 net profit, beating forecasts, as steady demand from lower-tier cities helped offset increasing pressure from the country's rapidly growing e-commerce sector.