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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.

The top five banks in India

The top five banks in India

The Banker's top banks in India ranking shows that State Bank of India is the largest bank in the country by Tier 1 capital.

The top five banks in Luxembourg

Luxembourg top five banks

The Banker's top banks in Luxembourg ranking shows that BGL BNP Paribas is the largest bank in the country by Tier 1 capital.

The top five banks in Iran

Top five Iranian banks

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

Mapping Ukraine banking exposure

Ukraine banking exposure

Some western European banks have pulled out of Ukraine in recent years, but Russian players are among the most exposed to the country’s troubles.

The top five banks in Kuwait

Top five banks in Kuwait

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

How QE brought a bond boom to Latin America

Bond issuance in Latin America before and after quantative easing

Figures from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and BIS show that bond issuance in Latin America increased exponentially in the years following the launch of the US Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing programme.

Are eurozone banks underestimated?

Top 50 world banks – profits

Current profitability for the largest banks in the eurozone may be low compared with the US, but considering their position over the longer term, they have actually outperformed since the crisis.

US banks closing the GAAP

US banks closing the GAAP

The Basel Committee has decided that banks can net certain transactions when calculating the leverage ratio. This will bring the regulatory requirement closer to US rather than to European accounting standards.

Africa's most profitable banks

Top African banks by pre-tax profit

South African lenders occupy the top four positions in The Banker's top 10 African banks by pre-tax profits ranking.

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