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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


Chinese banks consolidate dominance

October 5, 2009

Standing strong: China has continued to grow as a financial centre despite the global economic turbulence

The growth of the Asian banking sector continued in 2008, with China building on its dominance in the region, dwarfing India's more modest growth path, while South Korean banks' share declined. Writer Geraldine Lambe


EU story remains a bleak one

October 5, 2009

Although the top 10 EU banks retained their solid grip on the 2008 ranking, profits were significantly down across the board and capital structures were seriously damaged compared with banks in other parts of the world. Writer Stephen Timewell

Taiwanese banks hold steady

September 2, 2009

Although challenged by adverse economic conditions and increasing competition in the market, on the whole Taiwan's banks managed to record modest profit growth during 2008. Writer Charles Piggott

China's banks hit new heights: Top 50 Chinese Banks

September 2, 2009

Supported by a series of government measures, China's banks recorded a surge in growth in 2008 despite the global credit crisis. Writer Charles Piggott

Recession curbs Caricom unity

August 4, 2009

At their annual meeting last month, the Caricom heads of state struggled to make headway on trade and immigration restrictions, although one issue which was met with unanimity was climate change.

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