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Espirito Santo crisis highlights continued struggle in periphery

Banking sector performance in crisis countries

The crisis at Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo has raised fresh doubts about the recovery of banks in the peripheral eurozone.

Little change in Asian top ROC ranking

Asia-Pacific top banks by return on capital

The top lender in this year's return on capital ranking for Asia-Pacific (excluding China and India) is unchanged from last year.

Kenyan lender tops Africa's top banks by ROC

Africa top 5 banks by ROC

With a ROC of 54.68%, Nairobi-based Equity Bank leads the top five African banks by return on capital ranking.

New entrants storm China's ROC ranking

China – Top five banks by return on capital

Two new entrants make it onto China's top banks by return on capital ranking, with one of them taking the crown as China's best performing bank by this measure.

Russian lenders dominate CEE's ROC ranking

Central and eastern Europe – Top five banks by return on capital

The top four banks in central and eastern European by return on capital are all Russian, with fifth placed Bulgaria-based First Investment Bank the only lender to buck the trend.

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.

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2014

The Banker Database

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