BRIEF-Pangang Group Vanadium Titanium & Resources' Q1 net profit up after 2016 net loss widens

April 19 (Reuters) - Pangang Group Vanadium Titanium &

Resources Co Ltd

* Says 2016 net loss widens to 6.0 billion yuan ($871.46

million) from 2.2 billion yuan year ago

* Says Q1 net profit up 457.1 percent y/y at 222.1 million

yuan

* Says trading in shares to halt from April 20 while

Shenzhen Stock Exchange will decide within 15 trading days

whether to suspend its listing as company has reported net

losses for three years in a row

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($1 = 6.8850 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)