Principally engaged in the provision of banking and related financial services.
The Group's profit attributable to shareholders for the 6 months ended 30-06-2019 amounted to HKD 17.95 billion, an increase of 2.2% compared with previous corresponding period. Basic earnings per share was HKD 1.6319. An interim dividend of HKD 0.545 per share was declared. Net interest income amounted to HKD 19.90 billion, an increase of 7.4% over the same period last year, loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions increased by HKD 449.0 million to HKD 793.0 million. Capital adequacy ratio was 23.0%. (Announcement Date: 30 Aug 2019)
Business Review - For the six months ended June 30, 2019
Hong Kong’s economic growth continued to slacken, with the economy expanded modestly by 0.5…