BRIEF-Soochow Securities posts 44.7 pct fall in 2016 net profit

April 7 (Reuters) - Soochow Securities Co Ltd

* Says 2016 net profit down 44.7 percent y/y at 1.5 billion

yuan ($217.46 million)

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($1 = 6.8977 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)