The Construction Bank of China recorded a 20 per cent jump in deposits in the first half of this year, an official agency reported. The total amount deposited into Construction Bank was 919.8 billion yuan (about HK$854.49 billion) by the end of June, which was 160 billion yuan more than the figures at the beginning of the year, Xinhua (the New China News Agency) reported. The bank, one of the four largest state-owned commercial banks, expects its total deposits will hit 1,000 billion yuan this year. By the end of June, the total amount on loan by the Construction Bank was 749.3 billion yuan, which was 41.6 billion yuan or 5.9 per cent more than at the beginning of this year, the report said. It added that 47.6 per cent of the year's lending plan had been completed. During the first half of this year, Construction Bank committed 10.3 billion yuan in loans to key state infrastructure projects. To the end of June, the headquarters of the Construction Bank lent a total of 6.75 billion yuan to large and medium size state-owned enterprises, the report said. The Construction Bank also granted 233 million yuan in emergency funds to help struggling enterprises in flooded Hubei province, particularly the fertiliser, argriculturcal chemicals, electricity and farming machinery industries.