Feb 27 RPS Group, an infrastructure and
resources consultant, posted a 5 percent jump in full-year
profit, benefiting from the North American shale gas boom and a
recovery in the commercial property sector in Britain.
London-listed RPS Group, which advises companies in the
property, transport, nuclear and oil and gas sectors, said a
slowdown in the Australian resources sector had meant a
substantial decline in profit at its Australia-Asia Pacific
Profit before tax and amortisation rose to 63 million pounds
($104.8 million) in the year ended Dec. 31, compared with 60.1
million pounds a year earlier. Revenue increased 2 percent to
567.6 million pounds for the period.