Tinkoff Credit Systems leads the ranking of Russian banks by returns on assets by quite some distance.
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Russia's banks endured a tough 2013, as shown by the results in The Banker's Top 100 ranking, with the picture only likely to get bleaker when the impact of a turbulent 2014 is known.
The Basel Committee is consulting on whether to put a floor under banks’ use of internal models to calculate capital ratios.
Argentina and Venezuela have the lowest impairment rates in Latin America, but this does not reflect healthy economic conditions.
The Banker's 2014 ranking of the top African banks demonstrates why returns in the continent are the highest in the world. Nigeria is realising its potential with average return on capital nearing 25%, while South African banks dominate the top positions in terms of Tier 1 capital.
Shanghai was the leading global IFC for attracting FDI for the 12 months up to the end of October 2014, while New York came out on top for outward investment.
Russia has been a key profit driver for several Western European banks and the slide in the rouble will have a significant impact.
Chile's Banco Ripley has seen the largest percentage growth in Tier 1 capital in Latin America in the past year.
The top 10 Latin American banks by return on capital is made up exclusively of lenders from Argentina and Venezuela.