Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has reported an attributable net profit of RMB149.02bn for the first half of 2015, a marginal rise of 0.62% compared to RMB148.10bn a year earlier.

For the six months ended 30 June 2015, the bank’s operating profit rose by 0.11% to RMB193.28bn from RMB193.07bn in the first half of 2014.

Operating income stood at RMB336.73bn, a rise of 6.27% compared to RMB316.85bn in the year ago period.

Net interest income was RMB252.08bn, up 6.09% as against RMB237.60bn a year ago. Operating expenses increased 1.89% to RMB101.49bn from RMB99.61bn in the first half of 2014.