ABN Amro, the state-controlled Dutch lender that returned to the market in November, reported a 32 per cent drop in fourth-quarter profit as regulatory costs rose.
Net income declined to €272 million, compared with €400 million a year ago, the Amsterdam-based lender said. That fell short of €320 million, the average of seven analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
Regulatory costs, including a bank tax and contributions to national funds for winding down banks and insuring deposits,...
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