SINGAPORE (Feb 18): DBS Group reported 4Q earnings rose 8% to S$1.32 billion from a year ago, bringing FY2018 earnings to a record high of S$5.63 billion.
In the 4Q ended Dec, net interest income rose 11% to S$2.33 billion. Net interest margin increased nine basis points to 1.87% with higher interest rates in Singapore and Hong Kong. Loans grew 6% in constant-currency terms to S$345 billion.
Non-interest income fell 4% to S$915 million. Fee income was stable at S$635 million as increases in card, transaction service and loan-related fees were offset by declines in investment banking, wealth management and brokerage fees. Other non-interest income was 13% lower at S$280 million from... (Click here to read the full story)