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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.

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

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

April 1, 2014

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: A Colombian invasion

March 3, 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

February 3, 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: Russia seeks to stay on solid ground

February 3, 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: Nigeria’s banking bonanza

January 2, 2014

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. 

Top Islamic banks ranking, 2013: Finding quality growth

November 1, 2013

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

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