HONG KONG, April 26 Industrial and Commercial
Bank of China, the world's biggest bank by market
value, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on
Friday, helped by strong growth in its fee and commission
ICBC said its net profit was 68.7 billion yuan
($10.7 billion) in January-March, better than expectations for
66.1 billion yuan, according to a Reuters poll of six analysts.
That was also 12 percent higher than the 61.3 billion yuan the
bank made during the same period in 2012.
($1 = 6.1707 Chinese yuan)
(Reporting by Kelvin Soh; Editing by Edmund Klamann)