BRIEF-Regulator accepts Haitong Unitrust International Leasing's Hong Kong share offering
* Says securities regulator accepts application for Haitong Unitrust International Leasing Corp's Hong Kong share offering
April 25 Southern First Bancshares Inc:
* Q1 earnings per share $0.46
* Southern First Bancshares Inc - gross loans increased 17% to $1.22 billion at Q1 2017, compared to $1.04 billion at q1 2016
* Southern First Bancshares Inc - net interest margin at march 31 2017 was 3.61% versus 3.63% at December 31, 2016
* Southern First Bancshares Inc qtrly net interest income $11.6 million versus $10.3 million last year Source text (bit.ly/2qand3R) Further company coverage:
TOKYO, June 23 Asian market players generally welcome a decision to move to repo rates as a benchmark for short-term U.S. interest rates, though they are sceptical the planned reference point will end use of scandal-tainted Libor in the foreseeable future.