SHANGHAI, April 28 China's Bank of
Communications Co Ltd (BoCom) said on
Friday net profit rose 1.35 percent in the first quarter of
Profit at China's fifth-biggest bank rose to 19.32 billion
yuan ($2.80 billion) in the three months through March from 19.1
billion in the same period a year earlier, the bank said in a
That was slightly below an average estimate of 19.5 billion
yuan from 3 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.
BoCom's non-performing loan ratio was unchanged at 1.52
percent at end-March versus end-December.
($1 = 6.4790 Chinese yuan)
(Reporting by Engen Tham in Shanghai and Matthew Miller in
Beijing; Editing by Stephen Coates and Muralikumar Anantharaman)