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Korea Zinc First-Quarter Net Rises 14% to 193 Billion Won

Korea Zinc Co., the world’s biggest producer of refined zinc, reported a 14 percent gain in first-quarter profit, benefitting from surging gold, silver and other metal prices.

Net income rose to 193 billion won ($178 million) in the three months ended March 31 on a consolidated basis, the Seoul-based company said today in a regulatory filing.