BRIEF-China Minmetals Rare Earth returns to black in 2016, Q1

April 13 (Reuters) - China Minmetals Rare Earth Co Ltd

* Says it returns to net profit of 18.6 million yuan ($2.70

million) in 2016 versus net loss of 397.4 million yuan year ago

* Says it expects Q1 net profit at 7.0-10.0 million yuan

versus net loss of 15.5 million yuan year ago

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($1 = 6.8848 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)