(In headline and paragraph 1, corrects percentage rise to 17
SHANGHAI Aug 28 Bank of China
, China's fourth-largest lender by market
value, said on Thursday that net profit grew 17 percent in the
second quarter, beating analyst expectations, boosted in part by
stronger net interest income.
The bank posted a net profit of 40.91 billion yuan for the
quarter, with analysts forecasting a profit of 38 billion yuan.
Bank of China said its non-performing loan ratio was 0.93 by
the end-June quarter.
(Reporting by Gabriel Wildau and Michael Flaherty; Editing by