01 Nov '12, 2am

Singapore's DBS Posts 12% Jump in 3Q Net, Beats Expectations: DBS Group Holdings Ltd. (D05.SG), Southeast Asia's...

DBS Group Holdings Ltd. (D05.SG), Southeast Asia's largest bank by assets, Thursday posted an above-consensus 12% jump in third-quarter net profit on the back of continued loan growth, despite persistent pressure on mortgage margins.Net profit for the three months ended Sept. 30 was 856 million Singapore dollars (US$701.3 million), up from S$762 million a year earlier, the bank said in a statement. The third-quarter result was higher than the average S$793.8 million forecast by five analysts surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires. Singapore's banks, like their Hong Kong counterparts, have faced persistent headwinds from contracting net interest margins over the past three years, owing to the accentuated low world-wide interest-rate environment. In spite of some signs of stabilization late last year and earlier this year, interest rate spreads, or the difference between deposit an...

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