United Overseas Bank (UOB): Profit for 2012 up 21% to $2.8 billion
UOB Group's full year net profit rose 21 per cent to a record high of $2.8 billion partly due to higher fee and commission income.
Total income for the year ended Dec 31 rose 14 per cent to $6.5 billion.
Profits from key regional markets surpassed $1 billion for the first time, UOB noted in a statement this evening.
The record fee and commission income also mitigated the effects of interest margin pressure amid the low interest rate environment, it added.