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Top 100 Asean banks ranking, 2014: Small countries, big growth

Top 100 Asean banks ranking, 2014: Small countries, big growth

The relatively small economies of Vietnam and Cambodia are punching above their weight in terms of growth in The Banker’s latest Association of South-east Asian Nations ranking. Meanwhile, Singapore’s banks retain their dominance in the ranking in terms of Tier 1 capital. 

Colombian banks lead central American banks ranking

Top 100 central American banks ranking, 2014

While Colombian banks are gaining ground in central America, locally owned banks are still scoring well in this year's Top 100 ranking of central American banks. 

The Top 500 Banking Brands, 2014

The Top 500 Banking Brands, 2014

Brand valuations for US and European banks once again rose sharply. For emerging market lenders, the ranking looks less encouraging.

Top 100 Russian banks ranking, 2014

Russian bank profitability is healthy, but there are fears around asset quality in consumer banking, and the regulator is taking a tougher line on money laundering and liquidity problems.

Top 400 African banks ranking, 2013

In the latest ranking of African banks, Nigeria’s lenders had a blockbuster year in terms of profits, demonstrating their recovery from the country's 2009 crisis, while South Africa's banks remain way out in front of the rest of Africa, but continue to experience subdued growth. 

Finding quality growth for Islamic banks

Islamic banks are growing more quickly than their conventional counterparts, but not all of this growth is generating good returns.

Top 100 China Banks ranking, 2013

Top 100 China Banks ranking, 2013

The Banker's ranking of China’s Top 100 banks shows the country's continued prosperity, with increases in Tier 1 capital almost across the board. 

Arab banks show clean bill of health

Top 100 Arab banks ranking, 2013

The Arab world has captured the wrong kind of attention in recent years as the Arab Spring uprisings and their aftermath have dominated global headlines. However, The Banker's Top 100 Arab Banks rankings show a banking industry that is well capitalised and well run.

Top 250 EU Banks ranking

Western European banks still dominate the EU bank rankings in terms of Tier 1 capital, with the UK's HSBC coming out on top. But, there is very little to celebrate, with many institutions recording losses and grappling with high non-performing loan ratios.

Economic troubles weigh on Caribbean banks

Economic troubles weigh on Caribbean banks

Bank earnings across the Caribbean are down, as the region's lenders continue to struggle against a difficult economic backdrop. But there are still some bright spots, with a handful of banks managing to boost their asset base and retain impressive profitability.

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