P523 ORACLE 523 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:10   ICI SEEN ACHIEVING  ONLY MILD UPTURN ICI, Britain's industrial corporate bell-wether,will offer further evidence in first quarter results due on Thursday of steady but slow progress. Resilient drugs and agrochemicals operations are forecast to lift pre-tax profits to £225m from the depressed £198m of the same period 1991. Trading in the bulk chemical businesses remains difficult and chemicals and polymers could be loss-making. Pundits say ICI may now achieve profits of £1bn for the whole of 1992, but any upturn is unlikely to be dramatic. DIAL A FLIGHT - SEE PAGE 361 Next Story Commodities Units Your Money