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Recruiter PageGroup reports fall in quarterly profit, sees signs of hiring pick-up

Oct 14 (Reuters) - Global recruitment firm PageGroup reported a 31.9% fall in third-quarter profit on Wednesday as companies refrained from hiring new employees during the ongoing health crisis, while adding that markets in Mainland China and Japan were either flat or returning to growth.

Gross profit in the quarter ending Sept. 30 was 143.5 million pounds ($185.30 million) compared with 216.8 million pounds a year earlier. ($1 = 0.7744 pounds) (Reporting by Indranil Sarkar in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)

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