BRIEF-Shanghai Dazhong Public Utilities posts 18.8 pct rise in 2016 net profit

March 31 (Reuters) - Shanghai Dazhong Public Utilities Group

Co Ltd

* Says 2016 net profit up 18.8 percent y/y at 547.6 million

yuan ($79.54 million)

* Says trading in shares to resume on April 5

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($1 = 6.8845 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)