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Venezuela leads asset growth charge

Top 10 countries by asset growth T

With a 32% increase in assets, Venezuela leads the way in this year's top 10 countries by asset growth ranking.

Return on capital in crisis-hit eurozone countries

ROC crisis countries graph

A look at the different pace of losses in five crisis-hit eurozone countries.

Global profits recover to pre-crisis levels

Global profits recover to pre-crisis levels

Global profits have increased by nearly 25% in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2014.

Global capital-to-assets ratio at record high

Tier 1 capital-to-assets ratio

The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2014 shows that, at 5.86%, the global aggregate capital-to-assets ratio is at a historic high.

The top five banks in Italy

Top 5 Italian Banks

The Banker's top banks in Italy ranking shows that UniCredit is the largest bank in the country by Tier 1 capital.

A comparative look at the China banking boom

US and China pre-tax profits

Chinese bank assets are now larger than those in the US. A comparison of the two countries over time may give clues to the sector’s sustainability in China.

Profits show that Azerbaijan is on the mend

Black Sea profits

Results from 2012 show improvement in profitability in Azerbaijan's banking sector.

Georgian banks record highest RoC in the Black Sea

RoC Black Sea countries

While still dwarfed by their Ukrainian counterparts, Georgia's banks are nevertheless punching above their weight in terms of return on capital.

Foreign banks exposed to emerging market currency hit

Emerging market currency hit

Currencies in several major emerging markets sold off heavily in 2013, and have remained under pressure in some cases. We look at those countries whose banks have a large subsidiary presence in the most exposed markets.

The top five banks in Japan

Top 5 banks in Japan

The Banker's top banks in Japan ranking shows that Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is the largest bank in the country by Tier 1 capital.

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