China's Bank of Communications
Co Ltd , the country's fifth-largest listed
bank by assets, on Thursday reported a 4.61 percent rise in net
profit for the first half of 2018, according to a filing with
the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Shares in gambling software maker
Playtech gained 8 percent on Thursday after first-half
results that showed double-digit growth in many of its developed
markets, offsetting a blow to profit from change in Asia.