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The city's favourite house builder, Wilson Bowden, turned in first half pre-tax profits which were down by a third to £10.3 million last week - and still earned City plaudits.County NatWest, paying tribute to Wilson Bowden's 'shining honesty' in putting realistic values on its land bank, said '£1 of its pre-tax profits is worth probably £2-3 of virtually every other house builder's pre-tax profits'.Wilson Bowden maintained its dividend at 2.5p and reported more than respectable ..

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