A look at the methodology used to compile The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking.
Top 1000 2013
Summary of the Top 1000 World Banks
Brian Caplen, editor of The Banker, provides a summary of the Top 1000 World Banks Ranking results for 2013.
Slow but steady growth seems to be the order of the day for banks in the Middle East, with most countries in the region having something to cheer.
Asset quality in Greece deteriorated sharply, while remaining weak in Spain, Ireland and Slovenia. By contrast, non-performing loans are falling steadily in the US.
CHINESE BANK TOPS GLOBAL RANKING WHILE UK BANKS FALL
LONDON: 1 July 2013:A Chinese bank has come top in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for the first time ever. ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) has moved from third to first place on the back of a 15% increase in capital. Last year’s winner Bank of America fell back to third while JP Morgan stayed second.
CHINESE BANK TOPS WORLD BANKS RANKING FOR FIRST TIME
LONDON: 1 July 2013: A Chinese bank has come top in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for the first time ever. ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) has moved from third to first place on the back of a 15% increase in capital. Last year’s winner Bank of America fell back to third while JP Morgan stayed second.
It comes as little surprise to see emerging economies such as Kenya and Indonesia leading return-on-asset rankings, though China's relatively low scores may raise a few eyebrows.
China's banking dominance has extended into the net interest income rankings, though the trading income tables have a more old-world feel to them.
Little has changed among the leading western European banks over the course of the past year, despite the best efforts of the region's authorities.
The global trend for loan-to-deposit ratios was one of decline in 2012, though Latin America did experience a notable growth in this field.
South Africa's lenders still dominate Africa's banking landscape, but their sluggish 2012 means that the rest are making up ground.
Top 1000 World Banks 2013
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