Russia's banks endured a tough 2013, as shown by the results in The Banker's Top 100 ranking, with the picture only likely to get bleaker when the impact of a turbulent 2014 is known.
Latest articles from Banker Rankings
The Banker's 2014 ranking of the top African banks demonstrates why returns in the continent are the highest in the world. Nigeria is realising its potential with average return on capital nearing 25%, while South African banks dominate the top positions in terms of Tier 1 capital.
This year’s Top 200 Latin American banks ranking sees Brazil’s behemoth banks reducing in size, while Argentine and Venezuelan lenders continue to show jaw-dropping profitability ratios.
This year's EU banks ranking shows how selective the region's economic recovery has been, with Greek and Spanish lenders edging into the black, while Italian, Irish, Portuguese, Slovenian and Cypriot institutions are continuing to struggle.
Caribbean lenders seem to be finally emerging from a difficult few years, with both aggregate Tier 1 capital and assets rising. Profitability remains largely unchanged, however, with some banks making significant gains while others remain in the red.
Market risk-weighted assets decline as a proportion of total assets in this year's ranking, as banks reduce their trading desk activities to meet higher capital requirements.
Chinese banks dominate the top 50 in terms of the best cost-to-income ratios, while Australia is the best-performing developed market.
While bad loan ratios are still high in the peripheral eurozone, some banks have exited the list of worst losses. But there are some new casualties in emerging markets
Top 500 Banking Brands 2015
The Banker's rankings
- African banks, 2013
- Asean banks, 2014
- Arab banks, 2013
- Black Sea banks, 2014
- Caricom banks, 2013
- Central American banks, 2014
- China banks, 2013
- EU banks, 2014
- Latin American banks, 2013
- Russian banks, 2014
The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2014
The Banker Database
Most popular content