There is just one entrant from outside the US in the top five North American banks by return on capital ranking.
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The Banker's top banks in Turkey ranking shows that Turkiye Is Bankasi is the largest bank in the country by Tier 1 capital.
The Banker's top Arab banks ranking shows that Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank is the largest bank in the region by Tier 1 capital.
Eurozone banks that have taken an aggressive stance to risk-weighting their assets may face most scrutiny from the European Central Bank’s comprehensive assessment.
The top performing lenders in Latin America, in terms of return on capital, are located in Venezuela and Argentina.
Following on from last year's trend, four of the five banks in the Middle East's top five banks by return on capital are from Iran.
Three of the top five Japanese banks by return on capital also feature in the country's top 10 banks by Tier 1.
There were substantial rises and falls in Tier 1 capital among the EU's top 10 banks in 2014.
The top two western European lenders by return on capital are both Italian. Lenders from Turkey, the Netherlands and the UK make up the top five list.
The crisis at Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo has raised fresh doubts about the recovery of banks in the peripheral eurozone.
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