Bangkok Bank Q1 net profit up 4.9 pct, beats forecast

April 21, 2015 12:22 PM

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BANGKOK, April 21 (Reuters) - Bangkok Bank, Thailand's largest lender by assets, said its first quarter net profit rose 4.9 percent due to an increase in fee income, although loan growth was curbed by a sluggish economy.

Net profit was 9.41 billion baht ($290 million) for the January-March quarter, higher than the 8.9 billion baht forecasts by nine analysts polled by Reuters.

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