CORRECTED-BRIEF-American Savings Bank reports Q1 net income of $15.8 mln
* American Savings Bank net income of $15.8 million for Q1 of 2017 compared to $12.7 million in Q1 of 2016
MADRID Feb 1 Spanish bank Popular reported its bigger ever annual loss on Friday after it took 9.6 billion euros ($13 billion) in provisions to cover bad investments in real estate.
The bank, founded in 1926, reported a loss of 2.46 billion euros, slightly wider than a 2.38 billion euro loss forecast in a Reuters poll. ($1 = 0.7367 euros) (Reporting by Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Clare Kane)
* MX Gold Corp. Continues to earn interest in durango smelter project in Mexico