BRIEF-Hunan Valin Steel sees Q1 to return to black

April 14 (Reuters) - Hunan Valin Steel Co Ltd

* Says preliminary 2016 net loss narrows to 1.1 billion yuan

($159.74 million) from 3.0 billion yuan year ago

* Says it expects Q1 net profit at 250-350 million yuan

versus net loss of 815.3 million yuan year ago

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($1 = 6.8860 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)