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Goldshield reports profit spike

Generic drugs supplier Goldshield Group posted a 72 per cent leap in profits yesterday after announcing on Wednesday it had received a bid approach from an unnamed party. Pre-tax profit for the year rose to £21.3m, while sales were up 16 per cent to £98.4m. Goldshield said it had seen an encouraging start to the current financial year but warned the economic environment is likely to be more challenging in the short term.