BRIEF-Jiangsu Zhongnan Construction's 2016 profit up, to invest in Lian Chu Securities

April 24 (Reuters) - Jiangsu Zhongnan Construction Group Co

Ltd

* Says 2016 net profit up 16.05 percent y/y at 407.7 million

yuan ($59.21 million)

* Says it signs agreement to invest 287.1 million yuan in

Lian Chu Securities

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