P526 Teletext 526 Oct30 21:01:11   NEWS  FILE ———————————  ———————————————————————— ASIAN PROBLEMS HIT HALMA'S PROFITS Problems in Asia and the UK mean full-year profits at Halma will only be in line with external forecasts, the engineering group has said. The group, which made pre-profits of £42.4m in the year to end-March, could not predict the pattern for the second half. Analysts expect pre-tax profits between £45.6m and £47m. The group's companies were affected by weaker demand in south-east Asia. ——————————————————————————————————————— Financial headlines 500 City index 501 Download and Analyse Share Prices on Your PC See p533-537 Next Shares City Family Finance