HSBC Americas Inc., New York, the holding company for Marine Midland Bank, reported net income for the second quarter was $89.1 million, up 39.2% from the year-earlier period. Net income for the first half of 1996 was $175 million, up 26.9%.

HSBC Americas said the increase in earnings came from improved net interest income, growth in loans and deposits, and lower operating expenses.

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