LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered on
Wednesday reported its first quarter profit nearly doubled from
a year ago, as the emerging markets-focused bank continued a
modest recovery in earnings following a restructuring that has
StanChart said it made a pre-tax profit of $1 billion, up
from $589 million in the same period a year ago, as revenues
grew and impairments from bad loans fell sharply.
(Reporting By Lawrence White, Editing by Anjuli Davies)