BEIJING - China's listed banks reported a 45.67-percent rise in combined net profits year-on-year during the first half.
Combined net profits of the 16 listed banks reached 343.4 billion yuan ($50.5 billion), according to figures in their first-half business reports released by the banks.
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank said late Sunday in a statement filed with the Shanghai Stock Exchange that its first-half net profits rose 33.92 percent due largely to a lending boom and increased commission fees, reaching 9.08 billion yuan.
Bank of Beijing announced Sunday its first-half net profit jumped 33.47 percent year-on-year to hit 3.9 billion yuan.
Of the 16 listed banks, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of China, and Agricultural Bank of China, or the "big four" commercial banks, accounted for 74.5 percent of the total net profits, with ICBC being the top earner reporting 84.6 billion yuan of net profit.
Three other banks, including the Bank of Communications, China Merchants Bank, and China CITIC Bank, had reported net profits exceeding 10 billion yuan each.