• Attributable profit up 23% to HK$9,838m (HK$8,005m for the first half of 2016).

  • Profit before tax up 23% to HK$11,646m (HK$9,499m for the first half of 2016).

  • Operating profit up 23% to HK$11,732m (HK$9,516m for the first half of 2016).

  • Operating profit excluding loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions up 21% to HK$12,402m (HK$10,237m for the first half of 2016).

  • Return on average ordinary shareholders’ equity of 14.6% (12.4% for the first half of 2016).

  • Earnings per share up 23% to HK$5.15 per share (HK$4.19 per share for the first half of 2016).

  • Second interim dividend of HK$1.20 per share; total dividends of HK$2.40 per share for the first half of 2017 (HK$2.20 per share for the first half of 2016).

  • Common equity tier 1 (‘CET1’) capital ratio of 16.2%, tier 1 (‘T1’) capital ratio of 17.4% and total capital ratio of 20.2% at 30 June 2017. (CET1 capital ratio of 16.6%, T1 capital ratio of 17.9% and total capital ratio of 20.8% at 31 December 2016.)

  • Cost efficiency ratio of 29.8% (32.7% for the first half of 2016).

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