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MEXICO CITY, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Mexico's Grupo Financiero Banorte on Thursday said its fourth-quarter profit climbed 5.4 percent from the year-earlier period.
The bank reported a fourth-quarter profit of 3.819 billion pesos ($259 million), up from 3.622 billion pesos in the same quarter a year earlier.
Banorte said its loan book expanded 11 percent to 472 billion pesos, net of bad loans.
$1 = 14.7475 pesos at end Dec Reporting by Elinor Comlay