PORT LOUIS, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The State Bank of Mauritius
(SBM), the Indian Ocean island's second-largest bank, said on
Thursday first-half pretax profit rose 25 percent, driven by an
increase in net interest income.
SBM, which has about a 25 percent market share, posted
pretax profit of 2.036 billion rupees ($55.52 million) for the
six months to December 2012, up from 1.63 billion rupees a year
Earnings per share rose to 6.60 rupees from 5.25 rupees.
(Reporting by Jean Paul Arouff; Editing by Mike Nesbit)