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BEA profit grows 9.2pc to record HK$6.6b

David Li (third from right) and Brian Li (second from right) attend BEA's post-results press conference with other company executives yesterday. Photo: David Wong

Bank of East Asia has posted a record net profit for a fourth year - rising 9.2 per cent to HK$6.6 billion - thanks to higher interest income and an improvement in bad loans in the second half of last year, beating analysts' expectations of a slight fall.

Wednesday, 19 February, 2014, 3:42am