Original article by James Frost
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 13 & 16 : 8-Feb-18
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has posted a 2017-18 interim cash profit of $A4.73bn, which is 1.9 per cent lower than previously. The result was marred by $A575m worth of provisions, including some $A375m associated with Austrac’s investigation into money-laundering allegations. CBA’s cash profit rose 5.8 per cent to $A5.11 billion if the provisions are excluded. Meanwhile, CBA’s retail banking division has reported a cash profit of $A2.653bn, an increase of eight per cent, while its business and private banking division’s cash profit rose by nine per cent to $A960m.
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