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Top 1000 World Banks – Chinese banks go from strength to strength

June 29, 2016

Unprecedentedly, ICBC, China Construction Bank, Bank of China and Agricultural Bank of China are all in the top five banks by Tier 1 capital worldwide. But the good news does not end there for Chinese banks, with many putting in a strong performance further down the ranking.

Top 1000 World Banks – Western Europe's global standing diminishes again

June 29, 2016

A patchy economic performance in western Europe in 2015 saw its lenders slide further down the global rankings. HSBC is clinging on to its global top 10 position, however, while there is some good news for Greek and Italian lenders.

Top 1000 World Banks – Global capital assets ratio sees improvement

June 29, 2016

The global capital assets ratio average has improved on The Banker's 2015 ranking, with Bahrain's First Energy Bank leading the way.

Top 1000 World Banks – US banks’ move to Basel III drives rise in regional RWAs

June 29, 2016

Risk-weighted assets have jumped in North America as a result of the move among its banks to Basel III. Elsewhere, western Europe also saw an RWA-to-total assets ratio percentage rise.

Top 1000 World Banks – China and US stay ahead in highest movers list

June 29, 2016

As was the case in the 2015 ranking, China and the US are producing the fastest growing banks in the world, with the US's LegacyTexas Group leading the way in first, ahead of Taiwan's KGI Bank and China's Bank of Tangshan.

Top 1000 World Banks – Brazilian banks take profitability hit

June 29, 2016

Brazilian lenders still monopolise the top of the Latin American and Caribbean table, while banks from Panama, Argentina, the Dominican Republic and Mexico benefit from instability in the Venezuelan economy.

Top 1000 World Banks – National Commercial Bank retains Middle East lead

June 29, 2016

Middle Eastern banks continue to show impressive Tier 1 capital growth, with Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank and Qatar National Bank breaking into the global top 90 for the first time. Among the rest, National Bank of Abu Dhabi is the region's big winner.

Top 1000 World Banks – Asset quality still proving a headache for Europe

June 29, 2016

As has been the case in most recent rankings, European lenders have continued to wrestle with asset quality issues.

Top 1000 World Banks – US banks challenge Latin Americans for best returns on assets

June 29, 2016

High returns on assets are often shown by emerging markets, but this was not always true in the 2016 Top 1000 World Banks Ranking, with the US showing strongly in this field.

Top 1000 World Banks – Asia-Pacific and North America pull down loan to deposit ratio

June 29, 2016

The trend in falling loan-to-deposit ratios continued in the 2016 Top 1000 World Banks ranking, as the aggregate ratio dipped.

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