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Top 100 Banks in Africa ranking: Africa continues to outperform

January 5, 2015

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. 

Argentina and Venezuela scoop big profits

Top 200 Latin American banks: big size in Brazil, big profits in Argentina

November 3, 2014

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.

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Top 100 Arab banks, 2014: a stand-out year

October 1, 2014

Banks across the Arab world are prospering, according to The Banker’s Top 100 Arab banks ranking, thanks to the health of the financial sector despite ongoing political and security risks in some areas.

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Top 250 EU banks ranking, 2014: A tale of two halves

September 1, 2014

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.

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Top 25 Caricom banks ranking: Caribbean lenders experience mixed fortunes

July 23, 2014

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. 

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Top 1000 World Banks 2014: Back on track?

June 30, 2014

Global banking profits jumped in this year's Top 1000 World Banks ranking to exceed their pre-crisis peak. So is the sector back in good health? Not universally so, reports Philip Alexander.

Top 1000 World Banks – Market risk declining globally

June 30, 2014

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.

Top 1000 World Banks – China leads the efficiency league

June 30, 2014

Chinese banks dominate the top 50 in terms of the best cost-to-income ratios, while Australia is the best-performing developed market.

Top 1000 World Banks – Eurozone begins to overcome poor asset quality

June 30, 2014

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 Black Sea banks ranking, 2014: Asset quality risks rising

May 1, 2014

Several of the members of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation are facing rising asset impairment, but the reasons vary.

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