|Day's range||0.000 - 0.000|
|PE ratio (TTM)||5.99|
|Dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||N/A|
Two of China's 'Big Five' lenders, Bank of Communications (BoCom) and Agricultural Bank of China (AgBank), reported modest annual profit growth on Tuesday, as they battled operating pressures and the narrowest net interest margins since at least 2011. China's central bank cut benchmark interest rates six times in 2014-15 in a bid to revive a slowing economy, but that dragged down margins - a key gauge of profitability for lenders. The pressure on assets will be strong this year and there will be a rise in sour debts, Peng Chun, president of BoCom, China's fifth-largest listed commercial bank by assets, said at an earnings briefing in Hong Kong.
Myanmar's government praised China on Wednesday for suspending a Chinese bank account used by ethnic rebels fighting Myanmar troops, in a move to prevent potential damage to diplomatic ties. Reuters has revealed that an ethnic rebel armed group fighting Myanmar forces near the Chinese border had been openly soliciting funds via China's giant state-owned lender Agricultural Bank Of China (AgBank). Myanmar's peace process - started under the previous semi-civilian administration - has lost momentum after Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi came to power in 2016, with some of the militias accusing her of a one-sided approach and refusing to join a major peace conference.
One of China's biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to fund ethnic rebels fighting government troops in Myanmar, halting an arrangement that could have stoked diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Myanmar. The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), which clashed with government forces this month, said Agricultural Bank Of China (AgBank) was no longer accepting funds into an account it used to receive donations from supporters. Reuters was unable to confirm what prompted AgBank's move.