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Opening Quote: Robert Walters shrugs off Brexit knock

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Robert Walters shrugs off Brexit knock. FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing. You can sign up for the full newsletter here. Robert Walters, the London-listed recruiter, reported a record performance in its the latest quarter and said its full-year profits would beat market expectations, shaking off Brexit-related jitters to post strong UK revenues.Net fee income at the staffing group jumped to £90.7m in the three months to the end of September, from £74.4m over same period in 2016. On a constant-currency basis, the increase was 21 per cent.Brexit-related uncertainty had knocked UK hiring at Robert Walters – and rivals such as PageGroup and Hays – in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum. However, net fee income in the UK was up 15 per cent in the third quarter to

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