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Top 1000 World Banks 2017

July 3, 2017

With capital levels now under control, The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking shows that the global banking sector’s biggest problem is profitability. Emerging market lenders have proven resilient to the commodity crunch and their national crises, but their European rivals are struggling, and there is more than interest rates to blame. By Danielle Myles.

Top 1000 World Banks - Mexico retains ROA laurels while CEE improves

July 3, 2017

The return-on-assets ratio reveals how efficiently assets are being used to make a profit, and so is closely watched by bank management. This year’s winner is Mexico’s Banco Compartamos.

Top 1000 World Banks - Europe continues to grapple with NPLs

July 3, 2017

Western Europe continues to suffer from bad loans, with Greece and Cyprus among the worst affected. Meanwhile, Iran suffered the lowest capital ratio result and Japan’s capital adequacy is deteriorating.

Top 1000 World Banks - LTDs continue on downward trajectory

July 3, 2017

Loan-to-deposit ratios are generally on a downward trend, apart from in Asia Pacific, North America and the Middle East, with most of the world’s biggest banks in the 75% to 100% bracket.

Top 1000 World Banks - Global soundness improves but weaknesses persists in Europe

July 3, 2017

While in general the Top 1000 banks present a better picture with regards tp capital adequacy, western Europe is lagging the trend. Joy Macknight reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Japan's strength fails to translate into global gains

July 3, 2017

While the domestic performance of Japan’s banks has been generally positive, the global ranking sees more of them losing ground or remaining static rather than improving on last year’s positions. Stefania Palma reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - US and Russia take highest mover honours

July 3, 2017

The US has knocked China off top slot in the highest movers league, despite having the same number of banks in the ranking as last year. Meanwhile, Russian banks have made an impressive return to the top 25, after several years’ absence. Joy Macknight reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - JPMorgan takes trading crown from Goldman Sachs

July 3, 2017

After four years at the top of the trading income table, Goldman Sachs has been relegated to second place, as JPMorgan posts a 12% increase. Joy Macknight reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Citizens Bank leads list of newcomers

July 3, 2017

Banks new to the Top 1000 hail from a greater variety of regions this year, with the US leading the pack. Meanwhile, Chinese and Russian banks lead the chase back into the rankings. James King reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - South Africans stay strong as Nigeria slumps in Africa

July 3, 2017

South Africa and Angola endure despite low commodity prices, but currency problems hit Nigeria. James King reports.

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