LISBON Feb 3 Portugal's largest listed bank by
assets, Millennium bcp, posted on Monday a 2013 net
loss of 740.5 million euros ($1 billion), hurt by impairments on
bad loans and the high cost of state capitalisation support.
The result was slightly higher than the 730 million euro
loss forecast by analysts and compared with a loss of 1.22
billion euros in 2012.
Net interest income - the difference between interest
charged on loans and interest paid on deposits - fell 15 percent
to 848 million euros compared with 870 million euros forecast by
($1 = 0.7397 euros)
(Reporting By Sergio Goncalves, writing by Axel Bugge)