BRIEF-Zijin Mining expects Q1 net profit to rise to 1.0 bln yuan

April 18 (Reuters) - Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd

* Says it expects Q1 net profit to rise to 1.0 billion yuan

($145.26 million) from 63.8 million yuan year ago

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($1 = 6.8840 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)