Denmark's Danske Bank has blamed certain shipping clients for a rise in loan impairments.

Charges in the second quarter hit DKK 113m ($17m), from a reversal of DKK 377m in the same three months of 2018.

They were driven mainly by increased impairments against a few single-name exposures in the shipping, oil and gas and retail industries.

Credit quality remained solid, supported by stable macroeconomic conditions and higher collateral values in most markets, it said.