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No U-turn for China

October 4, 2004

Tim Clissold argues that the Chinese economy of a decade ago has been completely transformed and is now quite capable of rising to the challenge of excessive growth.

Crédit Agricole ends HSBC reign

September 2, 2004

The Banker’s Top 300 European Banks listing sees HSBC trumped and a new leader emerge.

Mexico and Brazil vie

August 2, 2004

While Brazil’s Banco Bradesco knocked Mexico’s Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer off the top of the pile, Mexico has boosted its tally in the top 10. The battle between Mexican and Brazilian banks to occupy the top spots in the Top 100 Latin American bank listings continued in earnest this year. While Mexico’s Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer lost the number one position to Brazil’s largest private bank, Banco Bradesco, Mexico as a country increased its number of slots in the top 10 from three to four.

US and Europe give way in 1001-2000 ranking

August 2, 2004

This year’s Banks of the Future survey shows that the lesser players in the global banking league, in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, are gaining ground in profitability on the banks of the US and Europe.

Russia tops new EBRD ranking

April 5, 2004

The Banker unveils its latest listing – the Top 100 banks in the EBRD transition countries – and finds Russia’s state-owned banks leading the pack.

Panama leads first Central American listing

March 3, 2004

The Banker’s first Central American ranking sees continued growth, thanks to services sector expansion.

Sberbank enjoys the lion’s share

December 2, 2003

Russia’s economy is buoyant but there remain many improvements to be made to the banking system.

South Africa still on top

December 2, 2003

The lowering of the rand/dollar exchange rate and an increase in assets keeps the country at the top of the pile.

Gulf gets a retail boost

November 3, 2003

While Gulf banks enjoy strong results, banks in non-oil countries have seen a drop in their profits. Stephen Timewell reports.

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