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Comerica 2nd-qtr profit nearly doubles

July 18 (Reuters) - Regional bank holding company Comerica Inc's quarterly profit nearly doubled, helped by higher net interest income and lower expenses.

The Dallas-based bank said on Tuesday net income attributable to common shareholders rose to $202 million in the second quarter ended June 30, from $103 million a year earlier.

Earnings per share rose to $1.13 from 58 cents. (http://bit.ly/2tBhIwJ)

Provisions for credit losses fell 65.3 percent to $17 million, while net interest income rose 12.4 percent to $500 million.

Noninterest expenses fell 11.8 percent to $457 million. (Reporting by Diptendu Lahiri in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)