East West Bancorp (EWBC) in Pasadena, Calif., reported double-digit earnings growth in the second quarter increase in its second-quarter earned a profit in the second quarter loan growth following the MetroCorp acquisition earlier this year.

The $27.6 billion-asset company reported a second-quarter profit of $84 million, up 13% from the same period last year. Earnings per share of 58 cents met the average estimate of analysts polled by Bloomberg.

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