China’s biggest bank ICBC posts 10.7% rise in Q4 profit

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FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The logo of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is pictured at the entrance to its branch in Beijing

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC),, the world’s largest-listed lender by assets, reported a 10.65% rise in fourth-quarter net profit on Wednesday.

Net profit for the three months ended December rose to 96.5 billion yuan ($15.20 billion) from 87.2 billion yuan a year earlier, it said in an stock exchange filing.

Profit for the full year increased 10.3% to 348.3 billion yuan, above a Refinitiv estimate of 332.427 billion yuan drawn from 23 analysts.

($1 = 6.3489 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Zhang Yan, Engen Tham; editing by Jason Neely)

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