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Prepare and survive

May 5, 2010

Leader of the pack: Kazakhstan's Kazkommertsbank topped The Banker's Top 75 CIS Banks ranking

High capital ratios and a huge pre-emptive increase in provisioning help explain why the dire predictions for CIS banks at the start of 2009 proved unfounded. Writer Philip Alexander

China dominates, Australia excels

March 31, 2010

While Chinese banks continued to dominate The Banker's Asian ranking in terms of number and profits, Australia also put in a standout performance, recording the second highest Tier 1 capital despite only accounting for a small proportion of the region's banks. Writer Michelle Price

How the Banks shaped up in 2009

March 31, 2010

There were mixed fortunes for Saudi Arabia's 12 banks, with 2008's most profitable brands retaining their positions with modest growth, impressive gains for NCB, some disappointing declines, while just one institution posted a loss.

Panama shows the way in Top 75 central American banks

March 3, 2010

All but three of the Top 75 central American banks remained in profit last year according to The Banker's ranking, with Panama recording stand-out results.

Stage set for mergers

February 1, 2010

As the central bank of Russia tightens capital requirements, the country's Top 50 banks look set to continue accumulating capital and assets at the expense of smaller players. Writer Philip Alexander

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Top 500 Banking Brands

February 1, 2010

In such volatile times for the financial sector, strong branding is more important than ever. The Banker's Top 500 Banking Brands listing ranks the leading brands. Brian Caplen reports.

Measuring up on the world stage

December 30, 2009

Using hard data to gauge which international finance centres are leading the world, The Banker's ranking tables make for some fascinating - and often surprising - insights. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Rankings show calm before Nigerian storm

November 27, 2009

The Banker's Top 100 African Banks ranking shows Nigerian banks chipping away at the dominance of their South African counterparts, a situation that will look very different once the recent bailouts in the west African country are taken into account. Writer Charlie Corbett

Brazil maintains lead in LatAm listing

October 28, 2009

Although the pre-tax profits of Latin American banks have slipped, Tier 1 capital figures have grown by 14% and Brazil has firmly held onto its regional dominance. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Arab banks stay solid in tough conditions

October 5, 2009

Although not unaffected by the global financial crisis, the Arab banking sector has continued to expand, with the UAE banks accounting for a growing proportion of asset growth. Writer Stephen Timewell

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