Aug. 30, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Agricultural Bank of China Ltd or ABC<601288
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The growth rate was higher than the 7.58% increase of Bank of China Ltd<601988
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Basic earnings per share were RMB 0.25 during the period, up from RMB 0.21 in H1 of 2011.
The bank's operating revenue rose 13.9% YoY to RMB 209.73 billion in the first six months, boosted by an increase in net interest income that reached RMB 167.69 billion in the period. Net fee and commission income climbed 4.8% YoY to RMB 38.93 billion in H1.
At the end of June, ABC's capital adequacy ratio had increased 0.08 percentage points from the end of last year to 12.02%, and its core capital adequacy ratio had risen 0.15 percentage points to 9.65%.